|“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn|
This week’s Link Dump has a particularly distinguished audience!
|Illustrated London News, November 1, 1996|
The sort of thing that happened when you got on Ivan the Terrible's bad side.
Mrs. Stum was a useful person to have around if you happen to be dead.
A well-married woman with the glorious name of Temperance Flowerdew.
Just one of those Fortean things. I've had this happen to me twice just this week.
An Englishman meets a Napoleonic captain.
Science is re-imagining dinosaurs.
The particularly creepy Babysitter Killer.
The exhumations of Highgate Cemetery.
A rare surviving slave ship log book.
Remembering Alexander von Humboldt.
Ghana's witch camps.
Plants engage in chemical warfare.
This week in Russian Weird brings us an Ice Age bear.
A Georgian era black violin prodigy. And yes, there were two posts about him this week. Is George planning to make a comeback?
An unsolved disappearance in the Old West.
That time Oscar Hammerstein got the bright idea to put on a show starring 300 cats.
Some of the odder moments in the history of sanitation.
What we don't know about Mars.
An artist's odd posthumous fame.
Poland, the Knights Templar, and the Holy Grail.
Science looks at the "Mozart effect."
A suffragette's poetic toilet paper.
Ancient methods of proving your identity.
How ancient Romans got away with murder.
Minnesota's Root Beer Lady.
The life of Ada, medieval Queen of Scots.
The bizarre tragedy of Suzanne Sevakis.
A Danish naval hero.
A murder on Twelfth Street.
If you've got too much clutter, blame a Victorian.
The temporary cities of the Transcontinental Railroad.
How a Swedish soldier became a cannibal king.
Our solar system contains weird brown dwarfs.
Neanderthals keep getting underestimated.
Is there life on Venus?
A haunted lumber camp.
A 19th century horror at sea.
The proper ways to address unmarried ladies.
The tragic "Sicilian Dwarf."
A cyclist's strange disappearance.
Let's talk cursed temples.
New England's darkest day. Literally.
How the Civil War started in 1851.
The 1889 Oklahoma land rush.
And...that's it for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a 17th century woman's mysterious death. In the meantime, here's a real oldie: