Friday, December 2, 2016
Weekend Link Dump
During the month of December, the weekly Link Dump will have the honor to be sponsored by the Cats of Christmas!
What the hell is this Antarctic snow pyramid?
Where the hell are Nefertari's legs? Now we know?
Who the hell was D.B. Cooper? A whole lot of people want to know!
All together now: WHAT THE HELL IS THE VOYNICH MANUSCRIPT?!
Watch out for the monster of Pocomoonshine Lake!
Watch out for those murder marshes!
An explorer goes fatally insane.
An odd tale of child murder in a church.
The history of James Hadfield's pistol.
An ancient Egyptian cat cemetery.
19th century drugged-out dinner parties. For science!
Chinese astronauts hear an extraterrestrial knock-knock joke.
Let's talk post-mortem photographs on vegetables, shall we?
A woman was hit by a meteorite. And then things began to get weird.
Early 20th century girls and their "chap records." I'm surprised I had never heard of these before.
Napoleon's coronation had its problems.
How Victoria and Albert popularized Christmas.
Even better, let's talk Krampus.
If you're guilty of incest and infanticide, it's wisest to keep a low profile.
The world of Victorian Vaudeville.
Don't forget to feed the fairies!
More on why selfies are the Black Plague of our age.
Some Midwinter folklore.
The stones of Anne Taylor.
Katterfelto and his famous black cat.
More on the wreck of the "William & Mary." (Still more!)
Avoiding the apocalypse through white roosters.
A unique auction of cat art.
A scandalous early 19th century love triangle.
When dentists take to experimentation, things are bound to get weird.
Civil war soldiers seek to escape frying pan, land in fire.
A 17th century Franciscan has an uneasy meal.
Abortion in the 18th century.
1999 in 1967.
News to me: Nathaniel Hawthorne's daughter is a candidate for sainthood.
A music examiner tours early 20th century India.
A life-saving beetle.
Old Whitey, the ghost of a sunken ship.
Dying for incest.
Technology is making us miss out on sea serpents.
That time we thought we had conquered pain.
That time California children declared war on squirrels.
Folklore of the "hairy people."
Ancient Romans meet British snow.
A manhandled UFO.
Anglo-Saxon sign language.
Caesarians and a 14th century queen.
A man is reincarnated as a tree. Sort of.
For this week in Russian Weird, here is the grave of a Siberian Robin Hood.
We're done for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at a famous American murder mystery. In the meantime, here's some classic country-rock from back in the day.