"...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, February 16, 2018

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump sees another beautiful celebrity sponsor!

And Betty Grable.

What the hell happened in Olympic National Park?

Why the hell do we sleep?

Watch out for the Bunyip!

Watch out for the Bijli!

Watch out for those bewitched hearts!

The mysterious Hasanlu Lovers.

A mysterious murder in early 19th century Iceland.

A not-so-mysterious murder in early 19th century Louisiana.

The strangest and creepiest ancient underwater tomb you could ever hope to see.

The Heart Balm racket.

The mystic shoemaker and Edgar Allan Poe.

Dark days and a phantom town in Ireland.

What the well-dressed suffragette is wearing.

Hey, cats aren't the only animals who talk.

This is...odd.

Solving a 500-year-old code.

A bit of real-life "I, Claudius."

What to do if you get a cherry stone into your ear.  Hey, such things happen.

A guy put together 42,000 matches and did an awesome job of recreating what will happen the day our sun goes supernova.

An Elizabethan tale of marriage woes and witchcraft.

Melting ice is uncovering Norwegian artifacts.

A youthful poisoner.

The man with too many wives.

18th century literary cats.

The origins of Valentine's Day.

Vulnerable Victorian governesses.

A literal kiss of death.

A girl, a dog, and a remarkable reunion.

That time they wanted to fill in New York's East River.

A "monster of the deep."

The last of the Lincolns.

Einstein's forgotten inventions.

How alchemists gave us alcohol.

William Parsons, who probably would have disagreed with the saying that any publicity is good publicity.

Haunted Belgium.

A heroic dog.

The last of the pirates.

Alkemade the Indestructible.

A homicidal genius.

The controversy surrounding a famed French writer.

A newly-exposed underwater ecosystem.

The romantic benefits of snail slime.

Some 18th century French "firsts."

The case of the Littlehampton Libels.

A famed plant researcher.

An ancient "St. Germain."

The world's oldest restaurant.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at an unsolved disappearance in an English village.  In the meantime, surf's up!

1 comment:

  1. The fellow who, I guess you could say, skied across the U.S., made a fascinating story. Considering the number of people who disappear, it probably happens more than we guess. All it likely takes is the right (or wrong) sort of head injury.

    That was a heart-warming story of Chloe the dog; what a wonderful reunion.


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