Virginia Museum’s Pirate Gathering Shoots For Guinness Record


Pirate wannabes, pirate speakers, wenches, heck, anyone with a striped shirt and a swagger, the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, Va., desperately wants you — about 15,000 of you, to be precise.

The museum is gearing up to take a run at the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of pop-culture pirates. It aims to woo people far and wide to Pirates Pack the Park in Newport News on Sept. 21 in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day two days earlier.

The record was set July 22, 2012, when the town of Hastings, England, persuaded 14,231 pirate-clad folks to invade the city. Now, apparently, it’s time to take revenge.

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