"...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, October 7, 2022

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

For this month of October, the Link Dumps will be hosted by our Halloween Cats!

What the hell were the Oakville Blobs?

The dogs who survived the Titanic.

Archaeologists discover an "unusual" building.

The possible rediscovery of an ancient "miracle plant."

The cat mascots of the NYPD Harbor Police, 1904.

The cricketer who became the UK's first black peer.

King Wladyslaw the Elbow-High was not elbow-high.  Glad that's settled.

Unearthing a 1,400-year-old royal hall.

The woman who didn't sleep with Charles II.  As you may have guessed, she was in a pretty exclusive club.

Rennes-le-Chateau's blue apples.

A cursed cruise ship.

The Windham Frog Fight.

Post-houses and stage-houses in the early 19th century.

Contemporary newspaper accounts about the introduction of the Model T.

This week in Russian Weird looks at the Empress who forced her jester to get married in an ice house.

The Hillman Electric Resort.

A haunted vicarage.

Arthur Conan Doyle's psychic bookstore.

1881's Great Ghost Debate.

18th century Oxford sausages.

Allen Dulles' secret war.

The world's oldest known song.

The ax murders of Beaver County.

A family gets burglarized by a ghost.

A brief history of dragons.

A "pest of skolds" in the Anglo-Dutch wars.

Churchill's real "darkest hour."

How we carried babies 10,000 years ago.

Ancient megalithic monuments that are not Stonehenge.

A tale from African folklore.

British spying in the Napoleonic Era.

The career of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough.

A dog who had quite a maternal instinct.

The Walton-Matthews tragedy.

And, finally: sing along with Pablo the Goat!

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a particularly creepy poltergeist story.  In the meantime, here's what happens when Bach meets Celtic folk:

1 comment:

  1. The story of Learie Constantine makes fascinating reading. I had not heard of him before, not being too much interestd in either cricket or Trinidad. And the Empress Anna's ice-palace: mention is made of a steam-bath. How did that work, I wonder...


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