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Did pirates shoot massive cannonball salvos?

It is commonly shown in movies that pirate ships would flank their target, and then shoot huge salvos of cannonballs at it. I think that it doesn't really make any sense: if they wanted to steal a ...
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Did pirates commonly wear eye patches?

Pirates commonly portrayed as people wearing eye-patches, was it common for pirates to have one? Is it to signify the amount of physical fighting they were involved in? Or is it just a Hollywood thing?...