Since 1781, over 100 ships from across the globe have mysteriously gone missing, having disappeared with neither crew nor vessel ever to be heard from again. Yum, yum.
Christopher Columbus, often miscredited as being the first to discover America, was in fact the first to discover Trinidad and Tobago in 1498. He was quite taken with the black, spiced liquid that was so abundant on the islands.
In 1513, Ponce de Leon set sail for the United States claiming to be in search of the Fountain of Youth. Historians now believe that in actuality, the explorer was on a quest to find the infamous Fountain of Kraken Rum.
10,000 years ago, the English Channel, which separates England and France, did not exist. Scientists agree that the waterway was created, most likely, by the swift strike of a strong tentacle.
Neil Armstrong is credited with taking man’s first steps on the moon. His feet may have been the first there, but tentacles touched down long before 1969.
Almost all known prehistoric cave paintings are of animals. While most depict horses, a few 8 tentacled beasts have also been discovered.
The official records for the Hoover Dam, constructed between 1931 and 1936, state it would control floods, provide irrigation, and produce hydroelectric power. Unofficially, the dam serves as a gate of sorts to protect against a certain legendary beast.
Loose lips sink ships. The eight mighty tentacles of the Kraken sink more ships.
At his inauguration on April 30, 1789, George Washington requested not whiskey, which was the most common spirit in the colonies at the time, but a barrel of rum. Any guesses what kind it was?