"...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, November 24, 2017

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the International League of Postal Cats!

What the hell happened to Boston Corbett?

What the hell are these Canadian carvings?

Who the hell wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Why the hell do birds rub ants on themselves?

Watch out for those hoodoo dogs!

Watch out for those ghost turkeys!

Watch out for those mean ghost turkeys!

Watch out for those winged devils!

Why you should not hop a ride on a passing carriage.

Two early 19th century village murders.

The mystery woman of the Bayeux Tapestry.

The famous true crime behind a famous crime novel.

John Quincy Adams and Madame de Stael.

One of those unlucky historical "firsts."

A sham curate comes to a bad end.

A murderous rector comes to a bad end.

What may be the earliest dog pictures.

The story behind Churchill's most famous speech.

The story behind Arlo Guthrie's most famous song.

A look at dog folklore.

New York's great Cable Parade.

How Joseph Lister saved countless lives.

The problem of Georgian era bread.

The "gentleman highwayman."

A foul-mouthed parrot.

The horrific tale of Australia's Murder Island.

A "love cult" murder.

The King of Quacks.

The education of an early 20th century Sultan.

Early medieval cats.

Some Thanksgiving myths.

The novelist and the UFO.

Egypt's cannibal year.

Let's talk about teleporting cats.

Let's talk about mysterious severed heads.

When pirates go to court.

The escape of a Jacobite.

Betting on Napoleon's assassination.

A medieval Chinese ostrich.

The man who collected books.  Not to mention witch skeletons.

The execution of an 18th century recidivist.

An assortment of "London characters."

This week in Russian Weird visits a robot cemetery.

And there you go for this week.  See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of New York's classic murder cases.  In the meantime, here's my man Telemann:

1 comment:

  1. While the carvings in New Brunswick are rather harmless, the ghost turkeys are bizarre. I like the bit about the girl telling of her encounter with the king of the fairies, and then a turkey shows up. It's like Salvador Dali visiting Wales...


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