"...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 15, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

It's time for the weekly Link Dump!

Spread the news.

And here are the links:

We're still wondering what the hell is shining on Ceres!

We're still wondering what the hell flew over Oregon in 1950!

We're still wondering who the hell was D.B. Cooper!

What the hell is flying over Auckland?

Who the hell killed Alfred Oliver?

Watch out for the ghosts of Pogue's Run!

Watch out for those Fortean radio signals!

Watch out for those self-hanging gallows!

Mose Caton, who surely got what he deserved.

Murder by Horoscope; or, The Fault Was in His Stars.

The most famous magician you've never heard of.

The beautiful cats of Elder St.

George II's eldest daughter, who really wanted to be queen and wasn't too fussy about husbands.

A gallery of underwater cities.

The Military Bishop and the Convenient Wife:  a Georgian scandal in high places.

Bad medieval rulers!  Cruel medieval rulers!  Accursed medieval rulers!

Yeah, Sylvia Browne really was a stinker.

Well, darn.  If you can't trust ancient Egyptian cat mummies...

The fake classified ad that conquered the internet.

Gilbert du Brange, illustrious quack.

Wonderful photos of Sudan's "forgotten pyramids."

Exploring a link between Nessie and earthquakes.

From all I know of Russia, this does not surprise me even the tiniest bit.

The grave of the "Red Lady of El Miron."

Medieval death sculptures were...not subtle.

How to pitch a late 19th-century magazine.

Victorians getting just too inventive.

Now, this is what I call diplomacy.

Meet the world's loneliest plant.

The 19th century travels of Isabella Bird Bishop.  (Part Two is here.)

Crystal hunting can be more adventurous than you might think.

The "good end" of William Marshal, the greatest of medieval knights.

You asked for it, you got it:  Raising the dead via tongue-pulling.

Oh, just another Bohemian cannibal sorcerer.

Life, the Universe, and the Great Filter.

The girl who was adopted by a ghost.

Corroborating Margery Kempe.

Coney Island's diving horses.

A night out in Depression-era Manhattan. 

In Russia, you can't tell the Soviets from the Nazis without a scorecard!

Allegations of election fraud made against the East India Company, 1832.

12,300 year-old Alaskan bling.

Cats are eating shoelaces.

Dogs are eating live ammunition.

And, finally:  This weekend, party like it's 2200 B.C.!

And we're done! See you all on Monday, when we'll ponder murder at the court of King James I. In the meantime, here's one of my favorite choral songs:

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