"...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, April 9, 2021

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

It's time for this week's Link Dump!

And the Strange Company HQ staff can scarcely contain their excitement.

What the hell are the stone balls of Skara Brae?

What the hell was the Boscombe Down incident?

What the hell happened to Betty and Barney Hill?

Watch out for the Yay-Ho!

Watch out for the Ogopogo!

The (gruesome) details of a 17th century examination of witches.

The man who made dead fish speak.  Although I'm not certain why anyone would want to.

Odyssey celebrates 20 years on Mars.

Celebrating spring with wine, whips, and mud.

Discovering a "lost golden city."

A life-saving forger.

Mary Astor's sex scandal; or why some people just shouldn't keep a diary.

Newburyport's most notorious arsonist.

Why you wouldn't enjoy picking oakum.

Well, so much for the laws of physics.

How the Dutch made good money out of the American Revolution.

The ingenuity of ancient engineering.

Meet Apricot, a very unusual kitten.

British-occupied India's Chapati Movement.

A look at historical types of walks.

How the friendship between Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Alexander Pope ended.

Another gateway to Hell.  Our planet has a lot of those, which shouldn't surprise anyone.

A very lonely comet.

The ghost of Nottingham Castle.

Hypnotism as a murder alibi.

The world's most isolated monk.

We may be the alien planet.

A Bronze Age 3-d map.

Yet another reason to hate Zoom.

Non-essential retail shops in 19th century London.

The shining pyramids.

A murder mystery from the 3rd Century AD.

That time they found the Devil's skeleton.

Burying Poor Polly.

The strange tale of the Public Universal Friend.

Graverobbing in Midlothian.

The playwright who may have inspired Shakespeare.

A girl's very weird disappearance.

Pete the Cat, unwilling test pilot.

An ancient Egyptian murder mystery.

Some of history's oddest books.

The poetry movement that wasn't.

Nikolai Gogol and Russian bureaucracy.

The man who allegedly inspired "Uncle Tom's Cabin."

In which a geologist is beaten up by an octopus.

The mysterious rumbles of Mars.

The mystery of the queen's disappearing daughter.

A brief history of the peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

A study showing the dangers of extreme fasting.

A Viking massacre in Saxon England.

People were collecting crystals 100,000 years ago.

The man who is recreating ancient musical instruments.  The yazh does sound lovely.

Northumberland's fiery ghost ship.

A prostitute's unsolved murder.

Treadmills in the Victorian era.

Meet Mr. E.G.G. Hunt.

Ancient coins and a piratical mystery.

History's greatest palm reader.

Taxes result in a lot of unintended consequences.

A 13th century soap opera with a surprise happy ending.

A look at 19th century Limehouse.

And that's a wrap for this week's Link Dump!  Tune in on Monday, when we'll look at a priest who claimed to travel through time.  In the meantime, here's Merle Haggard:

1 comment:

  1. It's intriguing that 'lost cities' are still being found after all this time. Archaeologists will seemingly never run out of things to dig up.

    I've read about the chapatti 'movement' before. It's very interesting, and probably had nothing to do with anything. But people like to feel part of something big, so if they felt important passing bread from one place to another, they would probably do so, even without knowing why.


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