>>407965 Where does it say in the opening post "Weird and funny"? This is the WAT thread, a thread for stuff that makes you say "WAT" which can range from "WHAT THE HELL" to "WHAT THE FUCK" and various different connotations in between. I promise not to post legit gore or blood. should have been more specific in the opening post.
Also, like to the old WAT thread now that it has reappeared >>392169
>>408016 A thread tends to have a topic and once it's off topic it gets 'derailed'. And there are various levels of derailment, but it's semantics at how much off topic discussion truly derail a thread.
And yes, you can derail your own thread as long as you have a topic and then START TALKING ABOUT OFF TOPIC STUFF, YOU NINNY!
Pirates used eye patches to prevent one of their eyes to get used to the sun. So they didn't have to wait a minute every time they went below deck for their eyes to get used to the dark. They just flipped the patch to the other eye, which was already used to the dark as it was covered up by the patch. That half minute of not seeing in the dark could have meant life or death in some situations.
>>421337 >Its possible to wear an eyepatch just because an eye is useless no? >Not everyone who wears one is literally missing the eyeball itself. Yes, and like I said, covering a missing eye wasn't the only reason why eyepatches were used.
>If you're missing an eye and the eyelid itself isn't damaged doesn't it naturally stay closed? You can't properly close your eyelid because the eyelid has no "surface" to slide on, so it'll end up looking really fucking disgusting. Hence why glass eyes exist.
This is also disregarding the fact that it's really hard to keep only one of your eyelids closed for an extended time, or that something getting into the eyesocket (dust etc) can cause irritation. And yes, eyepatches help with this too, and are more affordable than glass eyes (especially if you are a goddamned 17th century pirate).
>>421666 Imagine how difficult would it be to rub one out with a hand like that.
>>421683 Make it a big enough meme and this will become a fact, by the way. Someone on /pol/ made a diagram how the "OK" hand sign is an upside down version of the letters W and P (for White Power), making the sign racist. Five years later, they are making patches for Call of Duty / Medal of Honor (whichever is the latest commando simulator) that remove those signs.