|“The Witches’ Cove,” Follower of Jan Mandijn|
I’m on my own for this week’s Link Dump. The Strange Company staff is still off on summer vacation.
Why the hell did the last Ice Age end?
A visit to Britain's only tea plantation.
If you've lost something, make this cake.
The generation that never learned to write by hand. I'm old enough to remember being graded on my handwriting in school. Never got a better grade than "C." I was so happy to learn to type.
The first Accession Council.
A look at a forgotten Victorian writer.
The Stonehenges of Poland.
In which an expert advises us how to steal art.
The mystery of the Peach Creek pebble-thrower.
One of America's worst generals really, really screws up.
A widow marries the driver of her late husband's hearse. Talk about "meet cute."
Mutiny on the USS Somers.
The latest in underwater archaeology.
The woman who has lived her whole life in the same house. All 105 years of it.
Fry pancakes and vanquish burglars, all at the same time!
The book that can kill you.
The tennis star and the Bosnian pyramid.
Nothing says "unlucky day" like being hanged by mistake.
Captain Death of the privateer "Terrible." He sounds nice.
A monument to the "world's smartest dog."
A pneumatic dusting machine.
The baptism of Miss Charles Marsden.
A brief history of crime-scene dust.
A brief history of the word "which."
A brief history of British baseball.
A brief history of glass.
The earliest known manufactured mirrors.
As if life isn't weird enough, now orcas are attacking boats.
Thomas Edison tricks the press.
A Victorian Londoner goes from rags to riches.
Edward II and the problem of historical hindsight.
In which Mr. Zinsmeister spoils a picnic.
That time when Ireland had a tribe of werewolves.
That time when it was thought that Africa had unicorns.
That time when the Devil wrote a letter.
That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at a mysterious drowning on the Fourth of July. In the meantime, here's a trio I recently discovered from the country of Georgia. I'd like to see more music videos featuring donkeys.