"...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, June 21, 2019

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is hosted by a celebrity:  Puzzums, one of the biggest feline film stars of the 1920s.  (Shown with his owner, Nadine Dennis, who ironically had a much less successful acting career.)

What the hell happened to Dennis Martin?

What the hell happened to the lighthouse keepers of Eilean Mor?

What the hell happened to the children of Hamelin?

Watch out for those haunted railroad tracks!

Alice Ramsey set out to become the first woman to drive across the U.S.

Mayhem in Victorian music halls.

How to drink like an ancient Celt.

How to float a giant sphinx.

This week in Weird Archaeology visits a mysterious carved face in India.

This week in Russian Weird visits the Black Bird of Chernobyl.

What we know--and still don't know--about MH370.

Behold, an early 20th century Korean sitcom.

A Christmas UFO at Bury St. Edmunds.

If you can't book your local church for your wedding, how about the cemetery?

The world's greatest matchmaker is a tree.

A female blackjack player in the Old West.

America's first black radio station.

The travails of an 18th century family servant.

A look at the first Australians.

A swimming pool suicide pact.

Letters from doomed miners.

Alfred, the Comeback King.

Part two of the Cats of Carnegie Hill.

Neolithic artificial islands.

The Trojan War, fact and fiction.

The Lascars of the Marshalsea.

A 17th century female playwright.

The Nazi-era "Prince of Bibliophiles."

Victorian sunscreen.

A missionary and his dog.

No, a slave was not burned to death for witchcraft in 1779.  He still came to a sticky end, though.

The life of Jane Austen's brother.

A woman's mysterious death.

Believe it or not, there are worse things than migraines.

Vegetable syrup, good for whatever ails you.

That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a ghost who avenged its own murder. In the meantime, here's a bit of Telemann:


  1. If only Puzzums had gotten into radio.

  2. The floating sphinx was an interesting read. I don't follow new technology but am usually astonished when what once was theory is used practically. Theories don't always end up that way.

  3. That article about MH370 is the most balanced, thorough and sensible I have read about the disappearance.

    1. Not to mention chilling. The mental image of a plane full of dead people with oxygen masks dangling in front of their faces...

    2. Reminds me of the death of US golfer Payne Stewart back in 1999 - his private jet flew on autopilot after everyone had died, and only crashed when it ran out of fuel.

    3. It would have been stranger had it continued flying after it ran out of fuel.


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