"...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, July 10, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

Strange Company hopes your week has gone swimmingly.

It certainly has for the cats.

Watch out for the Grinning Gorilla of Canada!

Watch out for the Phantom of Route 40!

Watch out for those Bread Curses!

The mystery of the man who could fly.

The well-traveled skull of a Lincoln assassination conspirator.

The mystery of Napoleon's horse.

Ghosts made to order, while you wait.

Germany's first female doctor.

Coming to the aid of Indian industrial workers.

Seeking the origins of the Whipping Boy.

Where the Georgians washed their clothes.

What we don't know about Pompeii.

Rebelling against the Infinite.

When you want to dig a hole, it's usually better to use a shovel than a nuclear weapon.

This year in UFO's.

China is using animals to predict earthquakes.

A website for anyone who wants to be really, really bored.

The ranch that's popular with UFOs.

David Garrick and the East End.

Georgian melodrama:  The sad tale of the cruel miser and his eloping daughter.

The Case of the Deadly Dentist.

A nice article about my favorite book, Poe's "Eureka."

Some fun 19th century dog names.

The history of ghost photography.

Fry'd cream. anyone?

Nanny of the Windward Maroons.

The man who killed Queen Victoria's rats.

When pigs fly!

Lawnmowers for Ladies!

Creating rival universes.

A beautiful mechanical caterpillar.

The strange burial of an ancient bobcat.

The cave village of Sicily.

And, finally, goat vs. horse:

Well, there you have it. See you all on Monday, when I'll be looking at the strange disappearance and death of a Scottish boy. In the highly unlikely event that you just can't live without me until then, I can be found on Twitter and Facebook.  In the meantime, here's some Neil Young:

1 comment:

  1. I lived in Goose Bay, Labrador, as a boy, and never heard about the 'grinning gorilla'. But I was very tiny at the time. Maybe the stories had faded by then. It's interesting that such a spot would have a legend like that.


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