"...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, January 1, 2016

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump is, of course, sponsored by the New Year Cats of 2016!




What the hell was the White Pyramid of Xian?

Watch out for the White Woman of Bell Island!

Watch out for the Headless Horseman of Wycoller Hall!

Watch out for the Breton Bluebeard!

Watch out for those Beggar's Curses!

Watch out for those Killer Pies!

The violent history of the appropriately-named Motley Hall.

The funny side of the American Revolution.

A guide to New Year's Wassailing.

Did ancient Romans visit Canada?

Predictions for the New Year, straight from 1839.

The sad tale of the Hobo Horse of Cherry Street.

Celebrating the New Year with the Winter-Bull.

Werewolves of Detroit.

One really freaking large stone.

Go to your local nail salon and ask for the Bumblebee Bladder Manicure.  Tell 'em Hildegard sent you.

Cats react to this week's edition of Weird Russia.

More Weird Russia, dinnertime division.

Phoebe Hessel had quite the long life.

A bit eerie:  10 ancient faces.

Oh, just another couple sharing their home with a wild boar.

Some Victorian Christmas crimes.

Nineteenth century hangover cures.

Four Cheeses and a Harpsichord.

Like Generalissimo Francisco Franco, Doc Taylor is still dead.

It may no longer be the largest encyclopedia, but I'll bet this is still a hell of a lot more accurate than Wikipedia.

The ghosts of Stonehenge.

The history of a medieval professional...uh, farter.

If you're being troubled by a poltergeist, here are some handy tips.

A brother and sister are executed for murder.

An 1853 "witch-weighing."

And so the first Link Dump of 2016 comes to an end. See you on Monday, when I'll explain why it's best to skip the salmon sandwiches. Especially if you're not sure about all the ingredients. In the meantime, Happy New Year!



1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year dear Undine!
    Thank you for this fascinating website. I learn so much
    And really enjoy the stories and links.
    Thank you and best wishes for 2016! from your fan
    Richard in Utah

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