"...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, February 13, 2015

Weekend Link Dump



Happy Friday the 13th!



And here are this week's links:

What the hell is inscribed on this stone?

What the hell were these ancient inventions?

What the hell is this Siberian stone?

Why the hell was Sir Walter Hungerford executed with Thomas Cromwell?

What the hell happened to Telemaco Xavier?

Watch out for the Boggarts!

Kansas City is really booming!

Some foul-mouthed parrots.

Bertie Wooster goes to war:  Itching powder and U-boats.

How vaccination became fashionable.

Laughing it up with Humphry Davy.

The most decorated female soldier in history is someone you've never heard of.

A well-publicized Georgian Era sex scandal.

William Wotton, rotten and sadly forgotten.

Care to buy a Scottish cannibal's house?

Watch this video, and you will get some idea why a rolling rocket bomb was an ill-conceived idea.

Worst pot of coffee ever?

The gruesome human relics of the battle of Towton.

I can see where marrying a ghost has its advantages.  He's quiet.  Doesn't mess up the house much.  Not fussy about meals.  Probably doesn't leave the toilet seat up...

When piracy gets just a little too cute.

A collection of WWI Valentines.

A collection of Thames love tokens.

An account of a very curious 1907 NDE.

Dutch chimps try a Highland fling.

The birth of the breakfast.

Calculating the Rapture; or, Why Most of Us Are In Big, Big Trouble.

Valentine's Day, Georgian Style.

A very sad story.  And weird.  Emphasis on the weird.

In a rational world, yes, it would matter.  But we're not all that rational, are we?

A grim tale involving a Ouija board and a murdered dog.

How to smuggle a sacred cat into Brooklyn.

Excavating the gruesome death of a traitor.

The amazing history of Fotheringay Castle.

A London guide to dancing with death.

Ely Cathedral, the lovely "ship of the Fens."

Napoleon's Elephant.

The brief life of the Infant Scholar of Lubeck.

And, finally, Carol Lams on Facebook tipped me off to this one. It's X-Treme Sheepherding, and I quite frankly am at a loss for words.



And we're outta here for this week.  See you on Monday, with one of the strangest alleged hauntings I've ever heard of. In the meantime, this one's for...a certain someone who is indeed pretty funny.

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