"...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, May 30, 2014

Weekend Link Dump

This is one of those weeks when Strange Company isn't sure which way is up.

It's pretty clear the cats aren't sure either.

Here's the latest serving of fresh linky weirdness:

What the hell was the "Solway Spaceman?"

What the hell was flying with this London plane?

What the hell is the South Atlantic Anomaly?

What the hell happened to Loraine Allison?

What the hell happened to Byzantine Emperor Constantine IX?

What the hell is happening to Alabama crypts?

What the hell is happening to the waters off Croatian islands?

The dramatic evolution of post-WWII New York City.

How an Egyptian mummy wound up in an Italian monastery.

Britain has an underground network of 15,000 vampires.

In Missouri, the vampires aren't nearly that reticent.

As you may have noticed, this blog is fond of chronicling Sailor Cats.  Here's our first ghostly one.

The mystery paintings of Angkor Wat.

The most haunting doll's head.

Voynich Manuscript, meet the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili.

The Man in the Iron Mask...unmasked?  Well, read the comments.  Not so much.

John Coan, who hit it big by being little.

More adventures with what Charles Fort called "damned data."

A pacifist, because khaki was tacky.

How to grow your own dragon.

The latest adventures of my favorite Spitalfields cat.

Meet the newly discovered Cats of Nepal.

Raising the dead in St. Louis.

How to be a 1787 beauty.  Watch out for those sunken temples, but if your two balls of snow are deliciously distanced, you're good to go.

So, a few hundred years late, they're finally getting around to saying no, Richard III was not a bunch-backed toad.  Nuts to you, Shakespeare.

If you're planning to visit South Korea, and you happen to be offered a plate of hongeo, my advice is to just go straight to the dessert menu.

Let's end this on a happy note:  The love story of Mr. G. and Jellybean.

With the Photo of the Week: (H/t Paula Bryner)

Well, there it is for this week.  Since we're in the middle of Triple Crown season (Go Chrome!) on Monday I'll be taking a look at one of horse racing's greatest mysteries.

1 comment:

  1. Another excellent list (though that doll head is going to haunt me all day).


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