This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the team of Playful Medieval Cats.
What the hell was the sea monster of Hook Island?
Where the hell is the world's priciest Christmas card?
Where the hell is Suleiman the Magnificent buried? Now we know?
How the hell did Thelma Todd die?
Watch out for Lake Lanier!
Watch out for those coughing ghosts!
Watch out for those bodysnatchers!
Watch out for those Victorian cosmetics!
Napoleon's last home.
Skating with the Devil.
If you've been wondering what to buy me for Christmas, this would be very welcome.
Rewriting the history of the Mona Lisa.
When the Orkneys were the center of the world.
The alchemy of madness.
Yes, copyright law is getting increasingly insane.
One really freaking old tree.
One of those records no one wants to break: the longest prison sentences.
The making of 18th century shoes.
Color photos of Paris a century ago.
The world's oldest game of tic-tac-toe?
The Myriorama: a sort of early 19th century version of those View-Masters I remember from when I was a kid.
Damned if we know.
Archaeologists are busy fighting over Stonehenge.
A canon's murderous servant meets a horrible end.
Who coined the term "Manifest Destiny?"
A Christmas gift guide for all the Victorians on your list.
The horrors of Victorian surgery.
The saga of an 18th century murder.
The Panopticon Prison.
The librarian who classified folklore.
The fear of premature burial.
Victorian hair care.
Well. This was an...interesting moment in medical history.
The official charges against Louis XVI.
This week in Russian Weird: Zombie Putin!
Ravens enjoying the snow.
And, finally, my favorite story of the week: This Crazy Cat Man is my new hero.
There you have it, gang. Happy link-clicking. I'll see you on Monday, when we'll be getting a lesson in Scottish Family Values. In the meantime, here's The Seekers.