"...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, March 17, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

The staffers at Strange Company HQ wish you a happy St. Patrick's Day!

History's worst parties.

A "most atrocious murder."

China's "river highway."

The world's largest known gold nugget.

Authors manage to find weird ways to die.

The bizarre "Alice in Wonderland" syndrome.

Eating the holy clay.  Just be warned that it's one of those "ewww" stories.  But then, if you're a reader of my blog, "ewww" is probably mother's milk to you.

There's a new theory about the identity of Leonardo da Vinci's mother.

What dinosaurs may have sounded like.


Mars has some weird sand dunes.

The boy who was kissed to death.

Good wishes, best wishes, and well wishes.

An author who was the "land mine" of German literature.

The short and tragic career of Thomas Crawford of the Royal Welch Fusiliers.

The monument to Nipper, the Listening Dog.

A magical ancient tomb.

Meet a man who survived being cremated.

A 15th century deathbed confession.

The Loch Ness Monster may have a friend.

In which things go all pear-shaped for Thomas, Earl of Lancaster.

London fashions for March 1823.

The Westminster Cemetery Scandal.

The turning angel statue of Natchez.

A man missing for 24 years returns home.

The history of "suicide by proxy."

The mystery of the missing kitten.

Mozart's equally talented sister.

Catching a child-killer.

Does the future influence the past?

A revolutionary drinking song.

Charles Dickens and the begging-letter writer.

For anyone who wants a peek at a funeral cookbook.

A huge Roman-era complex has been uncovered in France.

Images of "Wonderful London's" East End.

An ancient monument to unknown gods.

The knight who stood up to the Nazis.

One very deep--and very cold--dive.

Tools from 3 million years ago.

Irene of Athens, Byzantine Empress.

Garfield phones have been washing up on a French beach, and it took thirty years to find out why.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll meet two brothers with very wild talents.  In the meantime, here's some Mozart.

1 comment:

  1. What a lot of good stories. I especially liked Nipper, the HMV mascot; sweet little guy. That the people at Edison's figured dogs don't listen to phonographs showed that the level of genius there went downhill rapidly after the founder... The CHinese river highway is quite an achievement, though I think it ruins the look and tranquility of the river. And the pictures of the East End of London are excellent. Some things have improved since then, but what a lot of value has been lost. I especially liked the little clapboard house between the brick buildings...


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