"...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 2, 2016

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the League of Cats Who Are Just Out For The Contents of Your Purse.








Who the hell murdered Charles Walton?

How the hell did "Lucy" die?  Now we know?

What the hell is this signal?

What the hell flew over Ireland in 1910?

Watch out for the ghost cats of York!

Watch out for the ghost sausage of New Orleans!

Watch out for the monster of Labrador!

Watch out for the lizards of Ireland!

Ancient fossilized rivers on Mars.

The first U.S. policeman killed in the line of duty.

The elves of Iceland are angry.  You won't like the elves of Iceland when they're angry.

I don't claim to know what to make of this, but here's the most interesting description of NDE I've ever read.

How many people were killed by the Great Fire of London?  Well...one heck of a lot.

An unsolved family murder.

A notorious 17th century murder.

A Georgian female arsonist.

The world's oldest fossils.

Ancient library wars.

The Georgian Coachella.

A cautionary tale for anyone who thinks immortality is a great idea.

One very friendly dog.

One very heroic dog.

What to call a 17th century drunk.

A brief history of cheesecake.

A brief history of gargoyles.

The death of a repentant infanticide.

Photography and spook lights.

A new light on Etruscan culture.

A new light on a WWI hero.

Calling Bob "Happy" was like calling a bald guy Curly.

What it was like to stage Shakespeare in Soviet Azerbaijan.

Victorians were in the pink.

The medicalization of death.

The fight over Queen Victoria's coronet.

The birth of the dog biscuit.

Driver's licenses of the rich and famous.

Punch Magazine observes French manners.

The Chesterfield Fire Fiend.

The King of Smokers.

A strange 600-year-old home.

The king who was reduced to haunting a Norwegian garage.

When you're named "Edward the Martyr," you know life is going to be tough.

We're all schizotypy now.

This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: What not to do with a poet's skull.

Hell is a volcano.

The Queen of Valor: surely a unique stage career.

The stranding of the Oroya.

The cat who was rescued from a mailbox.

The man who arrested a Mexican Emperor.

Whitewashing Blackbeard.

This week in Russian Weird: there's a statue commemorating Peter the Great's vomit.

Thomas Edison films a New York street, 1901:



That's all for this week. See you on Monday, when we'll look at one very weird skeleton in somebody's closet. In the meantime, here's some Mozart:


1 comment:

  1. In regard to the flying object over Ireland in 1910, I've read of quite a few UFOs seen before man-powered flight became common. These objects seemed all to be moved by steam or propellers. Once mankind developed aeroplanes and jet-engines, the UFOs became more sophisticated.

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