"...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, September 25, 2020

Weekend Link Dump

“The Witches’ Cove, Follower of Jan Mandijn 

This week’s Link Dump is here!

Ready or not!

Remembering the South Sea Bubble.

Human footprints from 120,000 years ago.

Liverpool, you have a green glowing UFO on your hands.

The baboon who worked as a railroad signalman.

I am so proud to be able to announce that this week marks the 60th anniversary of Nixon's Unfinished Sandwich.

A visit from our old friends Goss and Udderzook.   (My post is here, if you just can't get enough of those two.)

The East India Company's attempts to save enslaved children.

The folklore of white deer.

An 8,400 year old dog burial.

The ghostly drummer of Cortachy Castle.

A diplomat's mysterious death.

The wandering remains of a Hiroshima victim.

Makeup tips from WWII.

The French Revolution's most notorious prosecutor.

Pro tip: do not follow the Galley Slave Diet.

The vet who accidentally killed Charles Dickens' raven.

This week in Russian Weird looks at the time a bell was exiled to Siberia.  And the Petrozavodsk phenomenon.  And the announcement that Venus is now a Russian colony.

And what would 2020 be without a feral swine bomb?

The truth about tantric sex.  (With some NSFW art.)

19th century rules for women cyclists.

A waif and the Gates Ajar.

Why Janet Spark had a hard time resting in peace.

This article will make you very glad for the invention of toilet paper.

Apocryphal Christian texts dealing with wizard battles and demon circles.

Grover Cleveland's White House wedding.

Advertisements for the Jamestown colony.

Men are from Mars...except Tesla, of course.  He came from Venus.

The sad marriage of the Duke of Wellington.

The life of an 18th century mariner.

A 50-year-long true crime story.

A schoolgirl's unsolved murder.

A strange death in Hells Canyon.

In defense of Nero.

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a couple's unsolved disappearance.  In the meantime, here's this lovely Sephardic song.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent articles again. The South Sea Bubble I've long compared to the U.S. in the 1920s, with stock market speculation that everyone was into, no one believing things would ever go down, even the smartest caught up in the lunacy. And, like the stock market crash of 1929, some people survived the Bubble with immense fortunes, or even modest ones. You just had to know when to get out.

    It was interesting to read about the East India Company and slavery. Many people don't realise how much effort the British put into ending the slave trade. The Royal navy's African stations were principally devoted to the effort in the 19th century. It seems as if after engaging in it for several hundred years, the country found the 'zeal of the convert'.

    And the poor Duchess of Wellington just didn't seem to have much enthusiasm for, well, anything. A sad tale indeed.


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