Friday, January 23, 2015
Weekend Link Dump
Come on in and fill your plate from this week's link buffet.
The cats think it's finger-lickin' good.
What the hell happened to the owner of this rifle?
What the hell was wandering around Australia in 1932?
Watch out for the spunkies!
Watch out for the walking toads!
Watch out for your lightbulbs!
Are you German? Watch out for these diseases!
The silver tomb of Psusennes I.
I forgot the suicide pills, and "I'll shoot you first." Probably the last words anyone wanted to hear on D-Day.
Summary of what little we know about the Green Children of Woolpit, one of history's more baffling and unique stories. It's a long read, but well worth the time.
Military women in ancient Rome.
More 18th-century Cries of London.
Terror attacks in 1890s Paris.
Some medieval interactive books.
Richard Nixon's hypnotized housekeeper.
Sunday in London with George Cruikshank.
Tommy Mulligan, Coney Island's lighthouse cat.
There's progress in deciphering a carbonized ancient Roman library.
The strange history of a Poe letter.
"The Power of Sympathy," America's first roman à clef.
Meteorites: the universe's hard drives.
The fearless woman.
Books go to war.
The birth of a gypsy, 1820.
A look at the first automatons.
Vincenzo Lunardi, 18th century daredevil aeronaut.
Stunning photographs of life on a Russian farm.
Some haunting mugshots of Victorian child criminals.
A brief history of crochet. "Ladies made happy!"
Victorian men going crazy.
In a related topic, here's a look at life in the Victorian asylums.
And that marks the end of yet another Link Dump. See you on Monday, with the tale of one of the most mysterious impostors in history. In the meantime, here's some Telemann: