"...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, June 9, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

For this week's Link Dump, we are proud to have as our host the lovely Dossie!

Watch out for the Bonnacon!

Some Brooklyn life-saving pets.

An escape from Death Row.

19th century love gone wrong.

The link between fairies and prehistoric sites.

An Indian doctor explains early 20th century English etiquette.

That time when there was a Masonic Pug Society.

The man who inspired Father's Day.

The man who fought in both the Civil War and WWI.

That day when it was very unlucky to be named "Edward Gallagher."

A mysterious species buried their dead 100,000 years before humans.

They're not saying it's aliens, but...oh, hold on, they are saying it.

Ancient Romans loved their tweezers.

A 1943 low point in Allied air wars.

In the Netherlands, fish have their own doorbells.

The birds of Barrackpore Menagerie.

The rat-catcher's daughters.

The 18th century pleasure gardens at Marylebone.

The formation of the coalition that defeated Napoleon.

I really have to take my hat off to these people.  It usually takes me several weeks just to knit a shawl.

A prehistoric triple burial.

The "Women's Land Army" of WWII.

Birds are art critics.

A legendary lost city has been found.

Death-bed promises can be...uncomfortable.

The Hampton Court robbery.

Ancient Egyptians had some weird tastes in drinks.

An alleged alien abduction.

How East Grinstead became known as the "Hub of Weird."

If you want to spend the weekend reading about snail slime, this is your lucky day.

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll take another peek into the Mysterious Disappearance file.  In the meantime, here's what happens when Chinese folk music runs into the Rolling Stones.


  1. Very interesting about Homo naledi. If they keep finding our ancestors farther and farther back in time, we'll have to revise our opinions of the movie "1,000,000 B.C.', and say that humans (of a sort and dinosaurs did live together.) The lost city of Rungholt is new to me. I wonder if it was lost in a single night. It's conceivable, given some storms in history. And the pleasures of a public garden in the 18th century... What a treat that must have been for city-bound Londoners.

  2. Yes, i am totally going to believe these white guys in uniforms and buzzcuts. They have access to secret information.


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