"...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, October 30, 2020

Weekend Link Dump


“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn 

This week’s Link Dump is sponsored by representatives of Halloween Cats United!

A murderer leaves an enigmatic message behind her.

That time AC/DC went hunting for the Loch Ness Monster.  Using fireworks.  And, yes, adult beverages played a major role in our story.

Murder tips from Burke and Hare.

The murder of an early film director.

Nothing like a little arsenic to liven up a Halloween party.

How the battle of Agincourt became the stuff of legend.

A monument to a murdered prostitute.  (Who had a pretty cool nickname.)

A famed medieval manuscript comes home.

Campaign advice from Davy Crockett.

British etiquette rules from the 1930s.

A future Senator is terrorized by a haunted gate.

A study of light pollution.

Witchcraft and the murder of Charles Walton.

Pagan bureaucrats vs. Christianity.

Did "cavemen" really live in caves?

Books bound in human skin.  One of the many, many things which leave me baffled about our species.

What we have here is the definition of “overkill.”

The unusual path followed by a Russian princess.

A Bronze Age mass death: battle or massacre?

Light bulbs and planned obsolescence.

That time Malaysia was invaded by miniature aliens.

The weird side of vintage Halloweens.

How Princess Margaret inspired daily horoscopes.

Aboriginal legends of body-snatching monsters.

Archaeology looks at the Salem Witch Trials.

A collection of medieval ghost stories.

Some of the strangest things caught in amber.

A brief history of face masks.

A brief history of werewolves.

A tunnel built by the Knights Templar.

An ancient civilization in Saudi Arabia.

Water is on the sunny parts of the Moon.  Just don't expect to drink it any time soon.

The New York Yacht Club's cat mascots.

Brain surgery from 5,000 years ago.

The first excavation of the Great Pyramid.

The rotten Mary Ann Cotton.

And we're done for the week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a tale of two murders.  In the meantime, here's something from the Renaissance.

1 comment:

  1. Some excellent articles here. I found the rules of etiquette to be valuable even today. (Walking on the street-side of a lady means the man will take the brunt of mud splashed by passing vehicles). The story of Satlin's purges makes horrific reading. Robert Conquest's seminal book "The Great Terror" was aptly titled. And just how fast did amber move that it caught all these creatures?


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