Friday, May 16, 2014
Weekend Link Dump
Strange Company has one message for anyone who says cats and dogs don't get along.
On to this week's Links o'Plenty:
Where the hell is Sultan Suleiman's heart?
What the hell is happening to the animals of Chernobyl?
What the hell should we do about smallpox?
What the hell crash-landed in St. Paul?
What the hell is the Book of Soyga?
Who the hell was La Schiava Turca?
Watch out for those burning phantom ships!
Watch out for those Werewolf Demon Tailors!
Watch out for those Louisville Goat Men!
Watch out for those Shrieking Phantoms!
Are you Texan? Then watch out for those kamikaze birds!
Are you Welsh? Then watch out for those aliens!
Michigan is really booming!
The story behind "the most studied mind in history."
William Brown, female British sailor.
George Washington, the Boozer of our Country.
Further proof that Japanese monsters are generally the best monsters.
The 18th century was less painful than we think.
A brief list of Hero Cats.
It's a 16th century book! It's a Rubik's Cube!
Emily Ruete, Runaway Princess of Zanzibar.
A Troupe of Performing Cats, 1890. With a special shout-out to those sage and intelligent rescue cats!
Do not pass Go!
"If once a man indulges himself in murder, very soon he comes to think little of robbing; and from robbing he comes next to drinking and Sabbath-breaking, and from that to incivility and procrastination. Once begun upon this downward path, you never know where you are to stop. Many a man has dated his ruin from some murder or other that perhaps he thought little of at the time." - Thomas De Quincey
Adolph Luetgert's terrible, horrible, no good very bad sausages.
Ronald Searle, originator of the Cat Meme.
Julius Caesar's unicorn.
Meet the Elf Whisperer.
A Blue Ridge Stonehenge?
Helene Gillet: a victim of beheading who turned the tables.
A story of unsolved disappearances and the dangers of false memories.
George Gibbs and "the Divil's Cruelty to Mankind."
Aleister Crowley, Wickedest Man in the World, and very possibly the Worst Poet, as well.
Meet Cannibal Jack Jones.
Want to reprogram your brain? Just learn ancient Greek.
UFOs and the military, 1915.
An ancient "tablet computer."
The lost land of Doggerbank.
The curiously tangled story of James R. McClintock, inventor of the H.L. Hunley.
And so we end yet another episode of As the Link Dump Turns. See you on Monday, when I'll take a look at one of the most scandalous murders of 19th century France.