"...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, November 16, 2018

Weekend Link Dump

This week's Link Dump is full of surprises!

The murder of a miser.

The "canonical" victims of Jack the Ripper.

The 16th century's most important medical book.

The men who survived the eruption of Mount Pelee.

How to cope with November?  Why, fenugreek soup, of course!

Robin Hood and the Men in Black.

A man executed for murdering his slave.

Napoleonic refugees in America.

Botulism and the Hotel of Death.

Why you wouldn't want to offer Frederick the Great a cup of coffee.

Definition of A Bad Day: realizing you have a live viper in your stomach.

The history of an unusual painting.

One heck of a big crater.

The woman who signed the Declaration of Independence.

A morbid night out in late 19th century France.

An Early Modern woman mourns her dearest friend.

Early Modern tales of nose reattachments.

Maybe it's best to avoid an area known as "the end of the habitable world."  (No, no, I'm not talking about Strange Company HQ.)

If your local high school wants to put on an early 20th century production of "Mean Girls," here you go.

The real Indiana Jones.

Lady embalmers.

Wise men and cunning women.

Ancient poetry and the Great Pyramid.

The lost continents under Antarctic ice.

Bad news: silver bullets won't protect you from werewolves.  Of course, this guy doesn't believe in werewolves, either, so I guess everything's cool.

In defense of Blackbeard.

When ghosts send telegrams.

The Grand Canyon's oldest footprints.

Fishermen reel in The Weird.

Forgers come to a bad end.

The execution of "witch children."

An ancient cat tomb.

The quest to end "The Mystery of Edwin Drood."

A frozen "super-Earth."

A Moroccan poltergeist.

Native Americans reach for the sky.

From librarian to WWI soldier.

A notorious Welsh murder.

WWI and the 300' casket.

A crowd-funding project for those of you with an interest in alchemy and natural magic.

That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at the busy life of a scandalous lady. In the meantime, let's all have a Lizzie Borden sing-a-long!

1 comment:

  1. I first read about the eruption of Mount Pelee in a comic book, one of those that relate eerie or strange events. In this story, the prisoner was thrown in jail for trying to warn people that his dreams told of the town's destrution. That is more dramatic than being in jail because of brawling...


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