"...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, June 25, 2021

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

It's the first Link Dump of summer 2021 and the staffers of Strange Company HQ are ready for vacation!


What the hell was Greek fire?

Recreating prehistoric lamps and torches.

The sounds of Stonehenge.

Two famed New York theater cats.

A previously unknown ancient human species has been discovered.

When prisoners get inventive.

What it's like to have a hungry elephant in your kitchen.

Someone put two 17th century paintings in a dumpster.  People would sorta like to know why.

You shouldn't be surprised to learn that strange things happen when you're a snake dancer.

The hazards of marrying Miss Spottswood.

The many, many ghosts of Coggeshall, England.

The table of precedence for British officers in 19th century India.

It's believed that hummingbirds see colors that we do not.

The difficulties of working-class Venetians.

A 3,000 year old shark attack victim.

Before blogs, there were pamphlets.

The colorful life of "Indian Peter."

Red Wedding, meet Black Dinner.

A brief history of the end of the world.

Predictions about the United States from 200 years ago.

A look at the oldest house in London's East End.

An early 20th century family tragedy.

Human chromosomes are weird.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a wild murder case from India.  In the meantime, here's Alla Francesca.

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to believe that Society would have tolerated Miss Spottswood marrying so soon, and so many times, after the deaths of her husbands. Even these days, people might look askance at such velocity.

    And I always wondered why or how the recipe for Greek fire was lost. The Byzantines simply stopped using it.

    Oh, and those two young cats on the far right in the picture of the holidaying Starnge Company HQ looked quite perturbed at the tooting of the black cat. Actually, the black cat doesn't look too confident himself.


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