"...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, September 5, 2014

Weekend Link Dump



Just another wild, wild weekend with the cats.

via The Pet Historian

And here come the links:

What the hell is flying around Pennsylvania?

What the hell was a 14th century English ewer doing in 19th century Ghana?

What the hell are the wandering stones of Death Valley? Case closed!...Maybe?

Who the hell were the Sumerians?  Maybe...Case will be closed?

What the hell happened to Lenin's head?

What the hell is under Stonehenge?

Watch out for those radioactive boars!

Arizona is really cracking up!

The disappearance of the Marlborough and the Dunedin, or why your refrigerator is out to get you.

Honoring an equine war hero.

Evening Telegraph, April 5, 1941


When beer making turns deadly.  A tale from that Golden Age of weird deaths, the Victorian Era.

Horatio Nelson speaks up for a murderer.

The Puritans struggle against the ever-present temptations of cheese, plums, and cereal.

Reasons to be cheerful:  No matter how bad your teeth may be, at least you don't have syphilitic dentures.

The murder of Charles Walton:  Death by embellishment?

I call this story, "Sheep finally getting a bit of their own back."

The fine art of nosegays.

Debunking the myth of scientific martyrdom.

Quote of the week:  "Unable to dissolve his marriage, he decided to dissolve his wife."

A 19th century love letter.  Written in code!

Anyone care to go worm-hunting in Iceland?

Honoring the memory of the famed Morrisania Mousers.

Honoring the memory of a village and its efforts to contain the Black Death.

Oh, and by the way, the Pacific Northwest is still sprouting severed feet.

The still-debatable execution of Sevier Lewis:  Which brother do we believe?

And that's a wrap!  See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at the sad and puzzling death of a young American heiress.  In the meantime, here's We Five on my mind.

1 comment:

  1. That little eulogy to 'Warrior' the horse was nice. Those old battle horses could really get to love the excitement of war, sometimes trying to get to sounds of battle when they weren't supposed to. If the article was written after Warrior's biography was written in 1934, then he would have had almost twenty years of peace after his war. Good for him.

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