Arrr, you can graduate from MIT as a jolly pirate

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Monday 12 August 2013

What is this? You can earn an actual Pirate Certificate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) when you complete its archery, fencing, pistol and sailing courses — essential skills for any self-respecting buccaneer to be an expert at. Last year, six students were the first to obtain the pirate certificates officially, and one of them […]

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Cottonstar: Pirates vs. ninjas in a weekly web-comic

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By Ben Winfield in New Illustration on Friday 23 November 2012

Cottonstar is a weekly web-comic created by Cape Town illustrators Ben Geldenhuys and Danelle Malan. The story takes place in a world where global warming has resulted in high seas swallowing up most of southern Africa. It is within this context that the zany pirate crew of the Cottonstar find themselves on a mission to overthrow the regime of the evil Corporation and their army of ninja warriors.

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