"...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 24, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to the first Link Dump of Spring 2023!

The staffers are doing the annual spring cleaning of Spring Company HQ.  It's going about as well as expected.

Where the hell is "Tucker's Cross?"

What the hell was "Oumuamua?"

The building of Britain's fairy kingdom.

How to make a monster gun disappear.

A new look at Richard III.

To hell and back.  Literally.

Rumors of supersecret aircraft.

If you should see a photo of Dr. Rebecca Lee Crumpler, it ain't her.

A female Napoleonic soldier.

Africa is splitting up.

Virginia Woolf's only play.

A pickpocket's very bad day.

The secrets of Beethoven's DNA.

Egyptology and the Third Reich.

Technology, the Holocaust, and the Third Reich.

A scandalous elopement.

A visit to Seahenge.

Paris in the time of cholera.

Piracy on the River Wandle.

The phantom canoe of Lake Tarawera.

Surviving the sinking of HMS Namur.

The war over a salesman's Weird Will.

Scotland's memorial to Dudley the Cat.

A forgotten Elizabethan noblewoman.

The mother of Dido Elizabeth Belle.

Notre Dame's fire continues to reveal secrets.

A menu fit for a Tudor royal.

A historical door in Cornhill.

A suffragette outrage.

The world's strongest baby.

A famed oyster eater.

The life of Paula Hitler, Adolf's sister.

The origins of "y'all."

The groundbreaking career of an Indian lawyer.

So, let's talk Patent Preserved Potatoes.

Ghost cougars of the Eastern U.S.

A London steeplekeeper.

In which Jane Austen goes dancing.

Europe's oldest map.

The cave art with missing fingers.

The Baldwinsville murder.

The Stanford alien abduction.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a maidservant's mysterious death.  In the meantime, here's Albinoni:


  1. Back in the early '70's I saw my first Eastern Coyote here in Connecticut - the DEP Wildlife's official position at the time was that they did not exist, a position that didn't change for almost 20 years. Forty years ago a bear sighted in the state made the news, now we have a fair population of them, occasionally coming within a few blocks of my house. My late friend Ken told me he had spotted a cougar in a state park in the late '90's - he wouldn't have lied about it & I don't think he'd have made a mistake. Meanwhile I've got a bobcat that's moved into my neighborhood during the past three months, the pics are on my facebook page..

  2. The story about Teddy Tucker is very interesting. What I like most is that he seemed to be a man who respected the relics he explored and respected the process of discovery, taking it slowly.

  3. If tom cruise ever showed up in my life , i would say give me 10,000 dollars and i will say i never saw your sorry ass. Just a fantasy i have.


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