"...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, July 20, 2018

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump is sponsored by Marcus, a certain actor's Rebel With All the Claws.








What the hell happened to the marble corpse of G.W. Davis?

What the hell is in that ancient black sarcophagus?  

Watch out for those haunted bridges!

Watch out for those flying stones!

Watch out for those summer ghosts!

A real-life Dickens character.

A woman who was much more than Ernest Hemingway's third wife.

The World Cup war.

The rise and fall of the Tasmanian Nightingale.

Conjugal bliss leads to free bacon.

Not only can't we figure out who Jack the Ripper was, we don't even know for sure how many murders he committed.

Foxes and Japanese folklore.

17th century infertility remedies.

Hugh Astley and the doppelganger.

A newly-discovered shipwreck that may have carried gold.

A death by "brain fever," 1801.

The Nessie of Sweden.

A baby for each day in the year.  And yes, a curse is involved.

The "digester of bones."  No 17th century cook should be without one!

Annotations found in used books.

Two instances of Devonshire witchcraft.

The cow that inspired riots.

Long before Blondie and the Ramones, CBGB hosted canaries.

The long history of Sudeley Castle.

Physics is enabling us to read scrolls from Pompeii.

Remembering the "Bevin Boys."

Captain Anderson: did he fall or was he pushed?

Recidivists provide a busy day at Tyburn.

The Irish woman who was nanny to the Romanovs.

The murders at the lake: a Texas mystery.

A recently discovered "Irish Stonehenge."

The world's oldest sandwich.

The loudest sound ever heard.

Mary Todd Lincoln, spiritualist.

The British heatwave of 1808.

The palmist and the Czar.

2,000 year-old writing has finally been decoded.

An arsonist in 1907 Hollywood.

So humans are the real bird-brains.  As if you didn't already know that.

Jacopo Bonfadio, who died of indiscretion.

BREAKING:  The Romanovs are still dead.

An accidental amputation.

The first female member of Britain's Parliament.

Mysterious underwater stone structures.

The last of the Stuyvesants.

19th century afternoon tea etiquette.

Joan, Queen of Scots.

Bastille Day, 1792.

How to build a mountain range.

Ghosts and the Lord of Cool.

The oldest film footage of Paris:





And that's a wrap for this week.  See you on Monday, when we'll be talking Edwardian Murder.  In the meantime, here's a song from back in the day that I remember very fondly.  They just don't make cheesy pop hits the way they used to.






1 comment:

  1. I'd read about the 'Fotoball War' while doing some research on military history. It inspired Honduras to modernise - some say actually create - its army, which had been pretty amateurish previously.

    The article about Hugh Astley was suitably creepy. It sounds like the clerical couple recovered, thank goodness. There would be enough time for ghosts later.

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