5th Dec: Pirates used to wear eye patches for what reason?
A. To see below deck (38%) - Correct Answer
B. To look more threatening (12%)
C. To hide battle wounds (49%)
D. To identify the captain (1%)
If you thought that pirates wear eye patches because they’re missing an eye then you are mistaken!
Pirates actually wore eye patches to help them see better in the dark!
Our eyes take quite a while to adjust properly from light to dark – up to 25 minutes in fact, so pirates kept an eye patch over one eye at all times so they were already adjusted.
Whenever a pirate went below deck, they would just change their eye patch over and voila! They could see in the dark!
Lots of people getting that one wrong.
Good luck for today's question! 🤞