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PBR salesman at the shipwreck called the Mill.



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Re: “The Mill


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Posted by Blackbeard on July 7, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Re: “The Mill

Argh,Old Blackbeard here to talk about me favorite subject.....Certain types of manure used to be transported (as everything was back then) by ship. In dry form it weighs a lot less, but once water (at sea) hit it. It not only became heavier, but the process of fermentation began again, of which a by-product is methane gas.

As the stuff was stored below decks in bundles you can see what could (and did) happen; methane began to build up below decks and the first time someone came below at night with a lantern. BOOOOM!

Several ships were destroyed in this manner before it was discovered what was happening.

After that, the bundles of manure where always stamped with the term "S.H.I.T" on them which meant to the sailors to "Ship High In Transit." In other words, high enough off the lower decks so that any water that came into the hold would not touch this volatile cargo and start the production of methane. You can fill me tip jar to show thanks for the info.

Posted by Blackbeard on July 2, 2010 at 6:45 PM

Re: “The Mill

Argh, what kind of scurvy dog is running me name in the mud.I admit I've hornswaggled a customer or two but always bring the service with a crocodile smile.If I catch that scallywag I'll make them dance the hempen jig!

Posted by Blackbeard on June 25, 2010 at 3:39 PM

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