"...we should pass over all biographies of 'the good and the great,' while we search carefully the slight records of wretches who died in prison, in Bedlam, or upon the gallows."
~Edgar Allan Poe

Friday, December 6, 2013

Weekend Link Dump

This week's collection of links has left strange company positively flattened.

The cats say much the same.

On to the latest Pleasure Trip Through the Trippy:

What the hell is the Waffle Rock of West Virginia?

What the hell did Frederick William Birmingham build?

Who the hell murdered Richard Cornish?

What the hell did Captain M'Quhae see in the South Atlantic in 1848?

What the hell did Russell Yokum see in Oregon in 1981?

What the hell did numerous people see in New Hampshire in 1965?

What the hell did numerous people see in Kecksburg, Pennsylvania in 1965?

What the hell is everyone in Connecticut hearing right now?

What the hell is everyone around the new One World Trade Center hearing right now?

What the hell became of Belle Gunness, the world's worst blind date?

What the hell became of Edward II?  A fascinating historical detective work-in-progress.

What the hell have they discovered in Antarctica?

What the hell is happening on pig farms?

What the hell was in that medieval water?

Martha Marek, remarkably busy evildoer.

One can only say that Fate works in very strange ways.

How a life was saved by the love of a good goose.

And human history continues to be pushed back, back, back...

A 19th-century Nessie hunt.

Mark Twain, ghostwriter.

Why psychic research is not for the faint-hearted.

Why we put orange food coloring in cheeses.  As you may guess, it's a pretty stupid reason.

Scary fairies.

Probably the most beautiful human skull you'll ever see.

Out:  The Wheel of Fortune.  In:  The Wheel of Urine!

In a mood to mainline some pure, double-strength paranoia?  Here you go.

Still not paranoid enough for you?  How about contemplating that we're all just one giant 404 page?

Meet the Matron of Morbidity.

Napoleon and the Great Pyramid:  How a myth is born.

The strange portraits of Mrs. Faber.

Mushrooms and do-it-yourself climate change.

Well, there's no way this could possibly have an unfortunate ending, right?

"The Notification Was Posted on the Recipient's Gravestone Because He Is Deceased." Watch out for those Turkish process servers!

Why do witches ride broomsticks?  Well, because they can!

On a different note, here's a reminder that humans aren't the only ones hoping for a Merry Christmas.

And, finally, the photo of the week. Merlina's eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming!

Well, that's this week's serving of fresh, hot links.  See you on Monday, when we'll take a look at an 18th-century surgeon who saw wife-murder as a group effort.


  1. Oh, come on. Don't you watch the ScyFy Channel? Captain M'Quhae saw Piranhaconda! If you aren't familiar, you must google it to believe it. Really. It's right up there with Sharktopus.

    1. Piranhaconda? Where has he been all my life?


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