"...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, August 16, 2019

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is hosted by Clark Gable.

And a cat.  Who frankly, my dear, doesn't give a damn.

The ghost of the Astor Library.

Illustrations of 1893 London.

Life in the Netherlands must be one big round of excitement.

The ghost of Black Hope Cemetery.

Yet another hitchhiking ghost.  No highway is complete without one!

The last person to be executed in New York.

The link between the Treaty of Versailles and a sultan's skull.

Today is the 200th anniversary of the Peterloo Massacre.

The Mean Monkey of the Megalong.

How old newspapers are used to study new tsunamis.

The witch who was found innocent...a bit too late.

The cat ghost of the Ansonia Hotel.

The many grifters of the literary world.

The fountain of youth may not be all that it's cracked up to be.

The doctor and the chatty ghost.

How a Russian became a pioneer of Bengali theater.

The mystery of the two Madeleines.

The humans who lived on thin air and mole-rats.  Yum.

Victorian tattooed ladies.

Now you can smell like Cleopatra.

Botticelli's real-life Venus.

The Sorcerer's Toolbox of Pompeii.

The Monster With 21 Faces.

A look at the Fourth Queen's Own Hussars in India.

Pauline Cushman's journey from actress to Civil War spy.

Biddy Mason's journey from slave to real estate entrepreneur.

New images of King Tut's tomb.

The screaming schoolgirls of Malaysia.

I already wear outdated clothes for free.  I've been robbed!

The woman they couldn't hang.

The grave of the "real Snow White."

An unsolved murder on a shanty-boat.

The man who went to the gallows thanks to his pants.

So, let's talk cholera jokes.

The colonel and the pirate treasure.

A brief history of hair powder.

Finland's creepiest murder mystery.

And...that's it for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of the saddest, and strangest, missing-persons cases I've ever come across. In the meantime, here's one of the greatest of summer songs:

1 comment:

  1. The Ansonia Hotel’s ‘ghost-cat’ seems to have been genuinely corporeal. But the place deserves to be haunted for real after what it did to Thomas…


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