"...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, September 4, 2015

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is brought to you by the Disco Dancing Cat Mummies of Egypt.

What the hell are the Himalayan Towers?

Your weekly dose of Russian Weird:  What the hell is this?

Watch out for those bored drunken angry giant wasps!

Watch out for that bewitched butter!

Watch out for those cursed boots!

Watch out for those cursed roads!

Finding the Alien Apocalypse.

The life and times of an oddball 18th century doctor.

Freemasonry and the European nobility.

The great solar storm of 1859.

The 1970s summarized in one handy link.

A hotel specifically for children.

Archaeological discoveries that could have changed history...if they had only been genuine.

Just enough of me, way too much of you.

Don't paddle those Grecian Bends!

The ongoing debate over "No Irish Need Apply."

The ruins of magical Yester Castle.

A major archaeological find relating to Bronze Age Greece.

A dead pilot doesn't take kindly to being insulted.

The ghostly woman of a famed shipwreck.

Sarah Royce, pioneer woman.

The bizarre case of the molasses tsunami.

Irish fairies in America.

How hoaxes become history.

That time women took out permits to wear pants.

Bigfoot goes country!

A very strange UFO story.

More on the Club of Queer Trades.

The courage of the Waldensians.

Death in the early Tudor era.

An amazing ancient gold collar.

More evidence suggesting the Neanderthals weren't as Neanderthal as we think.

More stories of ancient telephones.  As if the ones we have now aren't curse enough.

Elongated skulls a go-go.

How WWI was launched on a sea of awful poetry.

Charming color photographs of 1920s-1930s Britain.

The life of the Ilkeston Giant.

The cat aristocrat who was kin to John Wilkes Booth.

How you were likely to die in 1743.

The poisoning of Edgar and Virginia Poe.

That time Brigham Young dissed Anthony Trollope.

The "girl parachute jumpers" of Paris.

A famous explorer's brush with the paranormal.

How to marry a ghost.

For what little it's worth, I'm one of those who suspects there very possibly was never a murder at all.

And, finally, proof that cats only want us for our money.

And my new favorite marching band!

And we're outta here for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll be talking drunken poets. In the meantime, here's Linda Ronstadt and Ann Savoy. I could listen to that entire album forever.

1 comment:

  1. The story about the doppelgangers started with a man ceasing to take his anti-convulsant medicine, staying in bed and drinking beer all morning. I saw several things amiss with this man's behaviour from the start...

    I love the disco dancing cat mummy!


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