Run by a ragtag crew of miscreants, the Pirate Supply Store is one of the few places that pirates will venture on to dry land for, though don't expect the staff to be interested in your customer needs.
The famous, quick-active Scurvy Begone, sold exclusively at the Pirate Supply Store and traded ferociously on the black market, is rumoured to use Blackbeard's original recipe and is the only treatment trusted by the most villainous of swashbucklers.
Visit here to get the highest quality hooks, essential Belly of the Whale Escape Kit and a handy Treasure Shining Kit. For serious pirates only, venture into the backroom to tell your most incredible pirate adventure stories and hear some legendary tales in return.
Click here to read Blackbeard's guide to becoming a feared pirate!
For palaeontologists and dino enthusiasts everywhere, T-Rex is the place to unearth the secrets of the past and immerse yourself in a prehistoric world where dinosaurs ruled the earth. Enormous animatronic creatures immediately transport you back in time as you shop literally inside the ribcage of a dinosaur fossil, under a blanket of stars and amazing sculptures of planets.
Once you've created your own dinosaur at Build-A-Dino in the gift shop, go and dig for fossils in the Discovery Dig and pan for precious stones and gems in the mine at Discovery Creek. Just make sure you don't get eaten along the way.
"Occasionally our magical friends forget to put on their human disguises before entering the shop."
Grimm & Co is an apothecary for magical beings (witches, wizards, leprechauns and all other beings of the magical persuasion). The apothecary was created in 1148 (just before lunchtime) by Graham Grimm who was the seventh son of a seventh son.
Graham created the apothecary following an encounter with a magical being who advised him that they had nowhere to go for their wares and that in addition to 'ready-made potions' and other items they would benefit from, they acquired their energy and fuel from stories!
You can pop in to the apothecary to pick up some Happily-Ever-After, a giant belly button cleaner, a brand new wand or some Suspension of Disbelief.
"If we don't have it, a superhero doesn't need it."
The customers look like ordinary people in the Brooklyn Superhero Supply Company - that's because real superheroes have the best disguises. Maybe you've just discovered your superhero power, or perhaps you're just looking for a new career? Join the superhero veterans at the SSC and pick up the Supehero Starter Kit to jumpstart your emergence as the next saviour of the universe.
For old timers, stock up on a new cape, grappling hook or space blaster, or explore new powers like Invisibility, X-ray Vision or Doom & Gloom, all packaged in a handy can for easy storage. If you're a superhero spotter hoping to bump into a star, this is one of the best stops in the galaxy - just don't be too obvious, there's nothing more embarrassing for a superhero than having their secret identity exposed.
Oh, and if you really want to get to know the secrets of this place, try and find the rumoured secret door.
Click here to read about the coolest superheroes you've never heard of!
Guarded by a ferocious dragon, once you're inside Le Manoir de Paris the fire-breathing beast will be the least of your worries. This building is full to the brim of monsters of all kind (who have probably popped over the channel from Hoxton Street). Before heading to their spectacular gift shop, discover what horrors lie in the shadows of the City of Light by taking an interactive tour of the mansion, where your journey will end in the infamous Asylum. The gift shop is full of scary delights including skull goblets (we're sure they're not made from actual humans), terrifying dragon figurines and Halloween essentials.
"A magical haven of refuge for fairies, a door to an enchanted world"
Even fairies need holidays, and the number one sunny spot for fairies all over the world is Ibiza, not because of the sea and sand, but to visit the enchanted Fairy Shop. Despite being non-magical, most humans can sense something unusual going on, which is no surprise since this shop has several doors to the land of Faerie. As well as selling fairy jewellery, it also sells rhinestones and natural gems jam-packed with magical properties. This is favourite hang-out for international fairies to top up on their fairy dust and meet up with old friends. Visit the toadstool garden for a sit down and you'll probably meet a new fairy friend of your own.
"This has been my store of choice for almost 200 years."
Hoxton Street Monster Supplies was established in 1818, though the exact details of why, and by whom, have tragically been lost to history. It has been serving monsters of every kind for centuries so, whether you're a vampire, werewolf, Sasquatch or something else entirely, they have everything you need. Bespoke and everyday items for the living, dead and undead, available products include fang floss, a range of children's tinned fear, cubed earwax, werewolf biscuits and zombie fresh mints, which are the perfect relief after a heavy night of gorging on human brains. We recommend you visit in the day time, it can get a bit hairy later on.
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Blackbeard, the world's most notorious and dangerous pirate, has the following advice for wannabe pirates:
1. Join the military in your early life - Blackbeard was reportedly a privateer during Queen Anne's War (1702-1713)
2. Get a good pirate mentor - Blackbeard was an apprentice under a pirate captain called Benjamin Hornigold, during which time he learnt the basics of pirate life
3. Capture a reliable ship - Blackbeard's flagship, Queen Anne's Revenge, was a former slave ship captured in 1717
4. Design a terrifying flag - Blackbeard's flag was intended to terrify enemies and passing ships
5. Spend time building your pirate crew and fleet - By the time Blackbeard decided to disband his crew it had grown to 300 pirates!
6. Build your fearsome reputation by blockading a port - Blackbeard's most brazen act was blockading the port of Charleston for almost a week - no one could get in or out!
7. Don't get caught!
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Titanosaurs are gigantic dinosaurs and the biggest creatures to ever walk this earth. At their biggest they weighed a massive 90 tonnes, while the largest ever found reached a length of 130ft and a height of 66ft!
Since they were so big, their eggs were the size of rugby balls!
A reconstruction of the giant dinosaur (which is so new it doesn’t have a name yet!) was built in the American Museum of Natural History:
Dinosaurs were incredibly diverse creatures – the smallest ever dinosaur discovered was the size of a crow. The Microraptor was only 40cm long and is part of the Compsognathus genus.
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The History of Wands
Wands can be traced back to the Egyptians, but the wands most wizards and witches use today come from the Celtic Druids.
Druids believed that trees had a life force called the dryad and when a limb fell off or was pruned from the tree the spirit of the tree stayed in the wood, making wands magical.
A wand would be made from a tree that had the right properties for the task that the wand needed to perform.
Averts storms and lighting and brings peace
Allows wizards to travel through worlds
Good at spells of sending and communication
Suited to healing and fertility spells
A Faerie tree of dark omen, strong in protective magic
Can summon or create lightning
Suited to magic of union and attraction
Suited to love spells and magic of stars and navigation
Preserves sacred spaces like forests and groves
Opens doorways into Faerie worlds
Conjures helpful spirits
Suited to magic of kingship, authority and power
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The Three Coolest Superheroes You’ve Never Heard Of
The Black Terror
Origin Story: Originally a pharmacist, Bob Benton was working on a formula to help “run down people” when his assistant accidentally added formic acid from red ants. The fumes gave Benton superpowers which he decided to use to fight crime.
First Appearance: May 1941, Exciting Comics Issue 9. Nedor
Superpowers: Super strength, Invulnerability
Origin Story: When Colonel Gary Jackson crashes his spaceship on the moon, a mysterious race known as the Krell take it upon themselves to heal him using “living tissue tape” to repair his shattered body. On waking, Jackson discovers he could extend his limbs to incredible lengths as if made of rubber.
First Appearance: September 1966, Big Hero Adventures: Jigsaw, Man of a Thousand Parts Issue 1 (Harvey Comics)
Superpowers: Can stretch limbs to incredible lengths
Origin Story: Daughter of Queen Thelma (who is inspired by Janet Jackson!), Kala is a fierce hero from the female warrior tribes of Arjana in Realm 1. Always cool under pressure, she is trained in all forms of combat and gifted in languages. Her alias is a college student and social activist.
First Appearance: January 2016, The Keepers: Origins by Aza Comics
Superpowers: Manipulation of force and energy (flight, speed, strength, energy balls)
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How do dragons breathe fire?
Dragon Anatomy – Complex Hydrocarbon Fuel System
Dragons have a unique anatomy which allows them to breathe fire.
The process begins with the dragon’s diet. Although dragons are primarily carnivores they can eat almost anything, including plants, rocks, metals and gems. To digest this kind of material their stomachs have incredibly strong acids to break down the material.
Most of this material is passed into the intestines; however, leftover gases pass out of the stomach into a special dragon organ called the gastric bladder, which acts as a fuel storage sac.
The gastric bladder reduces the temperature of the gas inside to transform it into liquid, and this liquid passes into the secretory ducts and glands in the mouth.
When a dragon goes to breathe fire, air is expelled with enough pressure to create an aerosol spray effect. The liquid is ignited by a spark from the dragon grinding its metallic molars.
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The Cottingley Fairies
“You see children know such a lot now, they soon don't believe in fairies, and every time a child says, 'I don't believe in fairies,' there is a fairy somewhere that falls down dead.” – Peter and Wendy, J.M Barrie
In 1917 two young cousins went down to the stream at the back of their house and made an incredible discovery – fairies were living at the bottom of their garden. When Elsie Wright and Frances Griffith tried to tell adults about this phenomena they were encouraged to take a camera down and photograph the creatures. Frances’s mother did not expect them to come back with five incredible photos of real life fairies.
So amazed by the photographs were Frances’s mother and father that they called in a photographic expert to verify their authenticity. Harold Snelling, expert in the field, could not find anything to indicate that the photos were fake – the fairies, as far as all experts could tell - were real.
Find out the truth about fairies in this film by The Folklorist:
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What You Need in your Vampire Repelling Kit
There are lots of different theories about the best way to scare off vampires, so just to be on the safe side we recommend you carry all of the following in your Vampire Repelling Kit:
Ashes of a burned vampire
Bread made with vampire blood
A gravedigger’s spade
A rooster (their squawk will scare the vampire off!)
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