Friday, July 28, 2017
Weekend Link Dump
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by another of our Cats From the Past. This is one of my aunts standing in front of her home in Minneapolis. Wish I could say who the cat was.
What the hell is the Bermuda Triangle? This guy thinks he knows.
What the hell was the Thing in the Woods? Now we know!
Watch out for those eyeless ghosts!
Watch out for those Mad Gassers!
Watch out for those sharks! They love parasols!
Watch out for those Wampus Cats!
Watch out for those paranormal pterodactyls!
Watch out for those competitive table-setters!
Oh, just another drunk Swedish king being kidnapped by dwarves.
The murder of the Colleen Bawn.
Pseudoscience vs. pseudometaphysicians.
The world's oldest lunch box.
Betting on Kitchener's life.
The colorful life of a vaudevillian.
The moon is all wet.
A 16th century law student's ghost story.
Memoirs of a 19th century soldier in India.
How one man overturned 150 years of biology.
This week in Russian Weird: how the whole country was influenced by an American soap opera. (I watched "Santa Barbara" for two years in the mid-80s, but solely because I was crazy in love with Lane Davies. Had little use for the show otherwise. Considering how SB got such consistently low ratings in the U.S., it's fascinating how it became such a cultural phenomenon overseas.)
The early days of the Jockey Club.
Napoleon vs. insects. Napoleon lost.
You can buy a Scottish lighthouse that was also the scene of a notorious murder. (Hey, Paula Bryner, care to pool our pennies and put in a bid?)
If you need a few extra bucks and happen to be an expert in ancient Chinese script, do I have the job for you.
A brief history of chimneys.
The execution of an abused wife.
Where Beowulf was read.
Manatee conspiracy theories.
The problems with Georgian water.
The Case of the Twinkling Intestines.
An ancient Indonesian record of tsunamis.
An attempted assassination of Napoleon.
The letter that revealed a murder.
The wife of Lafayette.
And that's it for this week. See you on Monday, when we'll look at murder in 17th century Scotland. What could be more delightful? In the meantime, here's my favorite "summer song."