Age of Exploration!. Why did they explore?. 3 G’s. GOLD!!!!!! God!!!!!!! Glory!!!!!!. Gold!!!! (Money). At first they were looking for a shorter route to Asia to find spices They also wanted salt!!! Most of all they heard about the rumors of gold in the new land!
“Well,” said the battered sailor, “I got the peg leg after a cannonball hit me when we were battling with pirates. The hook is from when I fought with a dozen angry natives and they cut off my hand. And the eye patch is from a stormy day at sea when I got some water in my eye.”
His friend listened sympathetically, but then said, “Wait a minute…You don’t need an eye patch just because some water gets in your eye.”
“Well,” admitted the old sailor, “I wasn’t used to the hook yet….”