Friday, July 21, 2017
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by another of our Cats of the Past. Meet Pongo. In 1982, some SOB dumped this tiny kitten in the alley behind our house. He lived to the age of 18. He was a kindly, good-natured guy, but with a very strong personality. You couldn't push him around in the slightest.
He also liked to spy.
And sit in the kitchen sink.
Watch out for those Untoos!
A phantom carriage.
What it's like to be struck by lightning. (Spoiler: Not good.)
The difficulties of the French revolutionary calendar.
"Poet, Philosopher, & Failure." Quite an epitaph.
An eyewitness look at the Halifax Explosion.
Science tells us that dogs are good. Well, thanks so much, Science. We'd never have guessed that on our own.
Father and son hangmen.
The dashing Poe.
The folk-healing cobbler of Bexhill.
Napoleon visits the Pyramids.
An ancient curse tablet.
A roundup of 18th and 19th century vehicles.
Eyewitnesses to the Great Los Angeles Air Raid.
The 75-year-old case of a missing couple has finally been solved.
A ghost's revenge.
A highly unusual "close encounter."
When your surgeon really is a butcher.
This week's Advice From Thomas Morris: The Drunken Dutchman's Guts; or, How Not to Induce Yourself to Vomit.
London's orphaned art.
Mars now has weather forecasters.
The famous 18th century horse "Eclipse."
Victorian golf etiquette.
A 1928 ghost scare.
Michelangelo's hidden drawings.
More in the world of sound archaeology.
More in the world of drunk archaeology.
Examining Otzi's axe. (On a side note, is the Iceman the most remarkable case of posthumous fame in history?)
The murder of the Romanovs.
The "fatal sisters."
The brief life of Edward of Middleham.
That time Miss Jenny the Cheetah visited England.
A deadly insult.
This week in Russian Weird: Siberia's copper mummies.
And we're done! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a mysterious early 19th century woman. In the meantime, here's some Moondance.