|"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn|
A reminder from the Strange Company staff that if you visit the beach this summer, remember to dress appropriately.
Where the hell was Moses buried?
How "Bad Tom" Smith certainly lived up to his name.
A 2,000 year old earthquake detector.
I really, really hate this trend of food companies coming up with perfectly disgusting creations just for the novelty value.
"Somerton Man," one of the internet's favorite mysteries, has probably been identified.
Decoding encrypted personal ads from the 19th century
A modern-day farm turns out to be hosting a medieval complex.
Some unusual reasons for divorce in 1917.
A handy reminder to avoid sleeping with your alarm clock.
Meditation in the Mughal Empire.
Buster the Battleship Cat.
Japan's underwater archaeology.
Fake widowhood for fun and profit.
Painless Parker, showman dentist.
Recreating a 3,200 year old perfume.
Some rediscovered treasures from Britain's past.
Swan Upping on the Thames.
It seems we've been misidentifying Greyfriars Bobby.
The European heatwave of 1540.
Why Hitler and Stalin hated Esperanto.
Ice Age children may have played in sloth footprints.
An assortment of great death scenes.
New revelations about a Neolithic site.
A brief history of British intelligence.
The Great Plains were just too quiet for 19th century settlers.
The life of a washerwoman turned artist's model.
In which a whole lot of people get pushed down stairs.
Charles Dickens' great-granddaughter and the naming of the Australian accent.
1922's Straw Hat Riots.
Victorian exercise machines.
Salvaging HMS Royal George.
Peru's Band of Holes.
The Kelvedon Hatch nuclear bunker.
It's claimed that a dead mosquito helped catch a burglar.
If you ever get a time machine, don't bother going to 536 AD.
The Batman of Mesoamerican mythology.
How statesmen started WWI.
An English renegade in the Ottoman Empire.
How ancient Egypt was affected by an Alaskan volcano.
Nikola Tesla thought that electricity could cure stupid. Nick, honey, take it from someone who's been around the block a few times: there's nothing that cures stupid.
Doubt, decency, and English witchcraft.
The end of the Scottish clan system.
Warfare in the Mariana Islands.
The world's largest crystal cave.
A terrifying meteor storm in 1907.
Nothing to see here, just a weird line of holes on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.
Nothing to see here, just a death pool on the bottom of the Red Sea.
Newspapers and the 1950 census.
That time when most bread went to horses.
That's it for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of the weirder missing-persons cases I've come across. In the meantime, here's something from 1970s Britain.