"...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, April 10, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

It's Friday!  Time to stretch out in the sun and relax!

Of course, for the cats it's always the weekend.

On to the links:

Who the hell killed Walter Debbins?

Who the hell killed Elizabeth Sheppard?

Who the hell was Zana?

Where the hell is Jesus' tomb?

Where the hell is Tuanaki?

What the hell is the Great Serpent Mound?

Watch out for those snakes in the stomach! And, uh, other body parts.

Watch out for Aqua Tofana!

Watch out for the Alaska Triangle!

Watch out for those cavalier road ghosts!

An execution with heavy collateral damage.

Berkeley is really booming!

A look at Horace Walpole's wonderful Strawberry Hill.

Reviving the sad story behind a long-forgotten murderer.

An odd story about an Icelandic girl who invented her own language.

Some great pictures of the 19th century American West.

I really don't know what to say about this except..."Eek!"

Walking in the footsteps of a badass 8th century mystic.

A message in a bottle takes its time about being found.

The ill-fated Grand Duchess Elisabeth.

A Chinese lumberjack who had sex with an alien.

An American pilot who nearly ran into an alien.

Good news!  Next time you're in Antarctica, you can go bowling!

San Francisco's graveyard wars.

A night out in 1943 Manhattan.

Your "Oopsie!" moment of the week, Art History Division.

Poor Biso the cat is finally free.

You finally have time for that long holiday.  Naturally, you spend it touring sites of death, misery, and devastation.   Party time!

If you're UFO hunting, here's the map.

An interesting bit of alt-history:  What if the Amerindians had been immune to smallpox?

Wartime kangaroos.

Explaining the "southern lights."

Milton Wainwright, the scientist who just can't stop finding aliens.

Who created these bone flutes?  The Neanderthals or the hyenas?

Twelve buildings that date from the time of Richard III.

That time Lenin almost got what was coming to him.

Scandinavian Easter Witches!

If you ever find yourself working as a Regency Era servant, here's a handy cheat sheet.

British social life in 19th century India.

Floyd the bar-hopping turtle.

Etchings of Old London.

The dog detectives of the Long Island Railroad.

How two adventurous sisters found the Hidden Gospels.

The waxy Sarah Hare.

I have met the Bigfoot Apocalypse, and it is us.

Here's your chance to have a Pictish stone circle in your backyard.

And, finally:  Some people really should not be allowed out of their homes.

And just like that, we wrap up another Week in The Weird.  I'll see you all on Monday, when we'll meet a man who...almost...got away with murder.  In the meantime, here's The Band:

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