|"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn|
Welcome to this week's Link Dump!
Enjoy some music from the Strange Company HQ orchestra while you read.
Political connections and getting away with murder.
The Tradeston Flour Mills explosion.
Primitive submarine? Or cauldron for fish stew? You make the call!
The dreaded Aztec Death Whistle. (Note: If you do play this video--and I'm not sure I recommend that--it would be wise to do so with headphones on. Otherwise, your neighbors will probably call the cops on you.)
Let's talk killer corpses.
Dinosaurs and bird feathers.
The (possible) sunken treasures of Hell Gate.
Fairy circles are everywhere, and scientists aren't happy.
Why Oxford was late medieval England's murder capital.
In which we learn of the night a Duke's mausoleum became a bit too lively.
The USS Chesapeake/HMS Leopard incident.
England's Great Thunderstorm of 1638.
Why George V betrayed Nicholas II.
Spark Plug, police station cat.
Charlemagne and the "unspeakable sin."
The Bible that stopped a bullet.
Why we love foods that contain cyanide.
When ancient people become internet cult figures.
Some handy tips for keeping the dead in their graves.
The battle of Waterloo and the East India Company.
A Victorian author's tragic life.
The mysterious murder of a Florida judge.
Frogs have weird personal lives.
The whale that terrorized Byzantine sailors.
How to know your Singlish and Manglish.
Civilian honors in WWII.
A lost painting has been rediscovered.
A lost continent has been rediscovered.
A weird Bronze Age pyramid.
How to eat like an ancient Greek philosopher. Assuming that you want to.
Two people who are living in 1930s Britain.
The 5th Calvary Brigade in WWII Syria.
A famed UFO sighting in Ohio.
New York City's first skyscraper.
The Pascagoula alien abduction case.
Britain's mass evacuations of WWII.
The experiment that's gone on for 95 years. And counting.
The bizarre 18th century fad of lightning rod fashion.
A brief history of hairdryers.
New details about the "Batavia" mutiny.
Kevin Bacon's haunted house.
A long but interesting story about a young Dutch woman who disappeared in Uganda.
Leo the Home Depot cat. My Home Depot used to have a resident cat, but he disappeared. It was suspected that someone stole him. 😿
How "beef" came to mean "a complaint."
A medieval skeleton rewrites the history of syphilis.
That's all for this week! See you on Monday, when we'll look at one of literature's great mysteries: the strange death of Edgar Allan Poe. In the meantime, let's get medieval.