Friday, June 26, 2015
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is brought to you by the League of Medieval Rocket Cats.
Who the hell was the Childers Claimant?
What the hell was a fetus doing with a 17th century bishop?
What the hell is this Canadian rock face?
Watch out for Harvard Medical Students!
Watch out for those jilted brides!
Watch out for Udder Snakes!
Watch out for Ohio Frog Folk!
Watch out for Gyre Carline!
One of the first tourists at the Waterloo battlefield.
The dog who became a detective.
The oldest known toy. It's still darn cute, too.
A 17th century UFO battle.
The judicial murder of Eliza Fenning. (My look at that sad case is here.)
The legend of Kitty Jay's grave.
A particularly weird story involving sinister letters and a million-dollar house.
It was hazardous to be the son of Peter the Great. Especially if you were an ineffectual twerp.
Very bad things are happening in one Ohio town.
Knowing your Upper Servant Offices.
Lydia Pinkham, famed "woman's friend."
A rather delightful ghost in 18th century Cambridge.
A Cornish Horse God.
Identifying ancient bones.
Dysfunctional ancient Roman men?
Yes, we're still arguing over the Shroud of Turin.
Yes, we're still looking for Amelia Earhart.
John Pitcairn, a notable 18th century officer.
Did Stalin really have a breakdown in June 1941?
The two deaths of Raymond Stansel.
An unpublished early 19th century travel journal.
A famous entry in the Stupid Murder Sweepstakes.
Celebrating the second anniversary of Waterloo.
The history and mystery of the Major Oak.
Another Donald McCormick fraud.
Next time I complain about how much I hate wearing makeup, I have to remind myself that at least it's not crocodile dung.
House-training dogs through the ages.
The sad death of Margaret Thatcher, 1817.
The Restoration actress who unwittingly instigated a tragedy.
The Scarborough whirlwind, 1823.
Bigfoot is really growing up!
Worm charming. Because it's just that kind of planet.
An experiment that showed how little we really know about sleep.
Schrödinger's Cat, RIP.
Midsummer Eve and the Black Death.
Was Richard Ivens guilty?
How to rebut your own death notice.
Examining the world's oldest dog.
And, finally, some dessert for your weekend: an ancient recipe for a tasty-sounding elderflower cheesecake.
We're done! See you on Monday, when I'll be looking at the tragic tale of the woman who went up against William Shakespeare. In the meantime, here's Gillian Welch: