"...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, January 26, 2018

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump has a celebrity sponsor:  Arthur Rackham's cats!





Who the hell broke the Sphinx's nose?

Watch out for those hollow tree ghosts!

Watch out for those toothbrushes!

Watch out for those Wyrms!

Ned, the first cat to cross the Brooklyn Bridge.

The life of an 18th century actor.

A spell for unfaithful lovers.

The queen's ass.  (Yes, it's SFW.  What sort of a blog do you think I'm running here?)

Niagara Falls before the tourist industry.

An 18th century family's mysterious illness.

A religiously inclined assassin.

A burglarious witch.

The face of a 9,000 year-old teenager.

18th century runaway spouses.

"Alice in Wonderland" and a mysterious manuscript.

A 16th century Indian saint.

A mystery woman buried in a Scottish tomb.

A mystery woman buried in a Welsh grave.

The "wee folk" of Northern Ireland.

French news headlines from the early 19th century.

Fitness tips from 1900.

A murderer haunted by his victim.

An extremely luck accident victim.

Was Nefertiti really a pharaoh?

The women who loved Byron.

A man who helped bring down Robespierre.

Phantom fires.

Good news: alcohol defeats the Antichrist!

The world's oldest dress.

Murder in a boarding house.

Recreating ancient recipes.

Color photographs of 1890s Russia.

The teenager who stowed away to Antarctica.

That wraps it up for this week. See you on Monday, when we'll journey with one of history's most remarkable travelers. In the meantime, here's some Corelli.

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