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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Fact or Crap?

Fact or Crap?

To someone looking forward aboard a ship, starboard is on the left.

CRAP! The right side is called starboard. Vikings placed their steering oars, or stars, on the right side of the ship; hence the word starboard. The left side, or loading side of the ship, was called larboard, but the name was later changed to port because the term sounded too similar to starboard.


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