Friday, May 12, 2017
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by Zen Cat, Lord of the Green Onions.
Who the hell was Mary Checkley?
Who the hell was this San Francisco girl? Now we know!
Why the hell did Agatha Christie disappear?
Where the hell is H.H. Holmes?
How the hell did Dorothy Kilgallen die?
If Napoleon were alive today, he'd be the guy hogging the line at Starbucks.
A story of Japanese reincarnation.
The Devil thinks he's getting a wine bar, winds up with a church instead. Hilarity ensues.
Coconut water, anyone? With a monster chaser?
Those ever-popular letters from the grave.
A dissertation on American tobacco juice spitting.
Rossetti and the Pre-Raphaelites.
A legal case involving a severed finger.
A coachman's mysterious marriage.
A hot air balloon in ancient Greece. Maybe.
An ancient explorer in the Arctic. Maybe.
Ancient bodies in trees. Maybe.
An ancient Chinese in London. This one seems pretty definite.
More from the "We don't know jack about human history" file.
Victorian ballroom etiquette.
This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: How not to work in a bobbin factory.
Related: People find the oddest ways to die.
An execution related to one of my favorite moments in Weird History, the Affair of the Poisons.
The first great Frost Fair.
Let's talk about the booming trade in fake corpses.
A toad and a bearded female saint.
A Derbyshire "Lover's Leap."
A forgotten American patriot.
The animals who served in WWI.
A haunted colliery.
A village of Generals.
All you need to know about medieval dragons.
Two very different births in the Tower of London.
A look at Walpurgis Night.
Thus ends yet another Link Dump. See you on Monday, when we'll be looking at a spiritualist's mysterious death. In the meantime, here's some Buddy Holly.