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20 Pirates! Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed
A guide to Aardman's buried treasure

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Saltier than a pack of dry-roasted peanuts and nearly as nutty, Aardman’s animation Pirates! In An Adventure With Scientists (out now on DVD and Blu-ray, fact fans) is filled with more seafaring secrets than a chest full of buried treasure. Easter eggs abound as Pirate Captain and his crew ‘terrorise’ at least a few of the seven seas with their buccaneering ways. Here’s a few to keep a telescope out for.

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Medicine And Poison

The apothecary shelf on the Pirate Ship is a dangerous place to delve even for a scurvied seadog. “The levels of detail on the walls behind them tells you all about the secret life of pirates,” explains Lord in his director’s commentary. “The fact that they have one shelf marked ‘Medicine and Poison’ seems apt.”
 

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1 The statues in front of the Royal Society (pic 10)
Pythagoras (complete with pie) and Socrates, with the other Socrates' football. I will have to go frame-by-frame through the whole film, for all the things I didn't notice at the cinema. More

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