"...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 9, 2018

Weekend Link Dump


This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the ghostwriting team for playwright John Patrick.





What the hell are ghosts?

For that matter, what the hell are ghost bears?

Where the hell is this Japanese island?

So maybe there are worse things than being buried alive.

A dubious honor: the first person to be executed in Detroit.

I'm not saying it's aliens, but they're saying it's aliens.

If you want to know what the weather in Lincolnshire was like on February 2, 1817, here you go.

The unluckiest soldiers: the last men to be killed in WWI.

Nero's many attempts at matricide.

The perils of posing as a man in 18th century Germany.

Yet more examples of DNA changing how we write history.

So there are people out there giving sharks ultrasounds.

The Case of the Candlelight Killer.

Some forgotten sea serpents.

The story of Subway Nellie.

The woman who didn't marry Napoleon.

This week in Russian Weird: just a boy and his...wolf?

This is your map of Britain on drugs.

The journal of an 18th century East India Company employee.

A ribald poetic look at 18th century London.

The Queen of Bohemia predicts her own death.

The psychic Battle of Britain.

The Great Airship Scare.

A cautionary tale about fireworks.

Laura La Plante and the ghost.

Madame Tussaud's in 1883.

Ancient bathroom humor.

Schrodinger cat is definitely alive.

The ghost of Cork City.

The intuitions of Charles Henry Kelly.

Mary Robinson, 18th century Renaissance woman.

Examples of weird fossils.

"42" may not be the answer to the universe after all. It's "137."

A true house of horrors.

And that's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at the Agatha Christie-like murder of a wealthy woman.  In the meantime, here's one of the prettiest melodies ever written:


1 comment:

  1. What an intriguing story about the vanishing Japanese island. Perhaps the Russians or Chinese moved it, in pursuit of their territorial ambitions...

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