"...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, February 21, 2020

Weekend Link Dump

"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

This week's Link Dump is hosted by the only two creatures with nine lives.

Yes, we're still asking:  What the hell is the Voynich Manuscript?

What the hell happened in the skies over Nuremberg in 1561?

What the hell is going on with Betelgeuse?

What the hell sank the "Hunley?"

Who the hell killed Marilyn Sheppard?

Watch out for the London Burkers!

Watch out for the Munroe Demon House!

Watch out for the Gambler's Fallacy!

The strange death of David Schilling.

Manfred Missfelder and the Ark of the Covenant.

Why a Prime Minister turned to writing a filthy play.

Advice for visitors to 19th century Mexico.

The mystery of a Neanderthal grave.

Indexing the India Office Records.

Wolf folklore.

A cat with his own passport.

Remembering a once-influential nature writer.

An executed murderer who inspired a novel.

Solving the mystery of a WWII soldier.

Yet another one for the "We don't know jack about human history" file.

Stories of outlaw archers who were not named "Robin Hood."

WWI was lousy in every sense of the word.

A 19th century celebrity health guru.

In praise of juniper.

The surprisingly long history of fan fiction.

The defiant Florence Nightingale.

According to this astrological theory, I am "E.T."  I hated "E.T."  Maybe I need to switch zodiac signs.

A collection of undelivered 17th century letters.

An executioner makes his debut.

A Bloomsbury boy in the Baltic.

The underground railroad and a legendary cave.

The weirdness of a spider's web.

In which John Adams takes a very bad transatlantic voyage.

A man who really followed in his late brother's footsteps.

Technology is getting creepier every day.

Ghost DNA and our mysterious ancestors.

The art of camera trap photography.

Westminster's disappearing division bells.

A shameful mother and her wretched home.

The pizza collar bomber: one of the weirder true-crime cases.

The historian and the fake priest.

The doctor who blew hydrogen gas where?!

Searching for giants in New Zealand.

A new stepson talks too much.

How "Macbeth" came to be known as the infamous "Scottish Play."

London's biggest theater scandals, and other theatrical links.

Esther Howland's Valentine's cards.

Bees now have their own dictionary.

Marriage in the late medieval period.

A brief history of beard terminology.

And that's it for this week!  Please join me on Monday, when we'll look at India's equivalent of the Tichborne case.  In the meantime, let's dance!

1 comment:

  1. I wonder what the current U.S. immigration policies would make of Mr Chate and his feline passport...


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