Friday, February 9, 2018
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is again sponsored by a celebrity cat; namely, this presidential kitten.
Who the hell made these ancient tools?
What the hell happened to Princess Pamela?
Watch out for those cursed houses!
Watch out for those handfuls of dust!
A peek inside the Winchester Mystery House.
18th century tips for cold and flu season.
Ghost towns of the Old West.
A peculiar--and lethal--affair.
The life of an 18th century vicar.
The sad tale of the Buttermere Beauty.
The man who invented radio. Well, almost.
In search of lost books.
Have we found a habitable planetary system?
All hail the King of the Cats!
My kind of home, sweet home.
A strange death in Pennsylvania: murder, suicide, or accident?
The true story behind a famed centenarian.
The true story behind Burt Reynolds' centerfold.
The true story behind New Zealand's most badass photograph.
The true story behind Britain's Cheddar Man.
A disappearance in the Australian outback.
A 19th century English miscellany.
The trials of an 18th century balloonist.
Not all of the Berlin Wall has come down.
Some wonderful vintage insults.
18th century urban planning.
One celebrity that really is just a big ham.
The grave of a medieval anchoress.
The 19th century really did not like forgers.
Software uncovers an alleged Shakespeare source.
Los Angeles' Great Tin Can Feud.
A Bronze Age hunk.
The last of the sea nomads.
The strange tale of triplets separated at birth.
The first color photos of post-earthquake San Francisco.
The uses of an 18th century apron.
Previously unknown ancient humans in the Americas.
A previously unknown language.
A review of a new book about one of my favorite historical figures, U.S. Grant.
And here's a story about Mrs. Grant and Marie Dressler.
Personally, I like carob, so there.
Music for cats!
Plagiarizing ancient medical devices.
Cross-dressing in Victorian Wales.
An 18th century recidivist.
That wraps it up for this week. See you on Monday, when I'll present...
ANOTHER TALKING CAT!!!!
Oh, be still my beating heart.
While we count down the minutes to that post, here's Gordon Lightfoot.