Friday, May 4, 2018
Weekend Link Dump, Annual Kentucky Derby Edition
This week's Link Dump is sponsored by the dark horse of this year's Derby field.
What the hell are the Georgia Guidestones?
What the hell happened to Hitler? Yup, we're still debating that one.
Who the hell used these 700,000 year old tools?
Watch out for those fairy home invasions!
Putting out the lights at the Boxer's House.
An example of what Ivan Sanderson liked to call "OOPARTS."
Horses are getting lawyers, and I for one am for it.
A theater riot in 1813.
19th century French policemen didn't have it easy.
The Mystery of the Plums.
May Day folklore.
The first British scientific expedition to Iceland.
A look at Napoleon's last months.
Murder at Goat Castle.
A mother-daughter suicide.
A crooked lawyer gets a ghostly comeuppance.
A crooked spy gets a non-ghostly comeuppance.
Earth's magnetic field is getting weird. Which would explain a lot.
An Indian poltergeist.
Crowning a dead May Queen. How did "Midsomer Murders" miss this one?
And here we have a dead and properly coffined gnome.
AI and the Vatican secret archives.
19th century marriage etiquette.
200-year-old biscuit, anyone?
18th century conjurers.
The ancient "graffiti trick."
Some good reasons why you wouldn't want to live in 17th century London.
Some good reasons why you wouldn't want to eat Victorian candy.
The Grand Canyon's most famous burro.
This week's "Oopsie!" moment.
King of the Waldorf Hotel.
You know, it's really not a good idea to drink embalming fluid.
That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a "romance" that turned into one young woman's real-life horror show. In the meantime, here is tomorrow's Kentucky Derby field! As is the case every year, you are all free to leave your picks in the comments. I'm inclined to ignore the favorite in favor of My Boy Jack, Audible, and Mendelssohn. And how can I pass up a horse named in honor of red wine?!
Here's some Bill Monroe to get us into the racing spirit.