"...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, April 1, 2016

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the League of April Fool's Cats!

Watch out for those milk-drinking boas!

Watch out for that decomposing correspondence!

A tip for next year:  How to have a glow-in-the-dark Easter feast!

Going bald?  Professor Frederick Browne is here to help!

Two Founding Fathers take note of an execution.

Dinosaur Night Fever.

A look at the folklore of Spring.

Easter eggs as murder weapons.

The link between UFO abductions and Lawrence of Arabia.

The link between the Donner Party and condensed milk.

A ghostly man and dog.

The world's oldest advertisement for the world's oldest profession.

The 18th century Magdalen Hospital.

Another look at an old friend of this blog, the ghost of poor old unavenged Arthur Davies.

The origins of April Fool's Day.

How to make the Philosopher's Stone, courtesy of Isaac Newton.

The execution of a dishonest servant.

Speaking in pineapples.

A vision of the Great Dayton Flood.

The strange Dripstone Wall.

The strange Griffith Park.

The strange King John the Werewolf.

Charlotte Bronte in London.

That time insects were put on trial.

Victorian Easter bunnies.

Easter, Napoleon style.

Why Scythians had the creepiest cemeteries.

An unusual--and painful--way of countering witchcraft.

A 17th century ghost army.

A Cambodian lost city.

Ramesses III came to a very sticky end.

Haunted Atlantic City.

The War of the Breton Succession.

And for this week in Russian Weird:  Marvel at the world's tackiest apartment.

And that's it for this week's Link Dump.  See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at a famous Canadian disappearance.  In the meantime, here's some Scottish trad.:


  1. Some excellent stories this Friday. That golden Russian apartment really is awful, but I have to admire the dedication of the owners to a cause. When you are so devoted and don't hurt anyone - except maybe people who look at it - it's impressive.

  2. I'm impressed (appalled? dismayed?) by the way you find the dark side of every holiday. Easter eggs as murder weapons? Sheesh -

    Keep up the good work. Nothing better than a good laugh, vs a Hallmark holiday.


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