"...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, October 6, 2023

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

The first Link Dump of October is hosted by the first of our Halloween Cats!

Europe's oldest known shoe.

A look at horse spirits.

The deliberate destruction of ancient standing stones in France.

You have to admit, "feng shui grave digger" is not a profession you see every day.

A colonial secretary's very bad day.

Visit this 7-11/One wrong step/And you're sent to Heaven.

A dancing anthropologist.

The 1755 Lisbon earthquake.

The women of the East India Company.

A haunted house in Indiana.

The vibrating cave and the disappearing hiker.

What we got wrong about Stonehenge.

Napoleonic camp followers.

The largest cosmic explosion humans have ever seen.

The club for impoverished French aristocrats.

Medieval university students write home.

If you want to stay in a first-rate haunted hotel, go to Massachusetts.

New chambers have been discovered in an ancient pyramid.

A stage where Shakespeare may have performed has been discovered.

The Bebington Puzzle Stones.

One large and very lucky family.

The case against Einstein.

The sculptor who carved his own death.

How people came to think that eating mummies was a good idea.

A fight with the Grim Reaper.

Electoral graffiti in Pompeii.

A planet that shouldn't exist.

A new search for Cleopatra's tomb.

Six military last ditch efforts.

Mysterious ancient carvings of camels.

Shropshire bee folklore.

The Chocolate Box murders.

A multi-talented Huguenot.

The Titanic of Denmark.

A very weird script has been discovered in Lithuania.

Clara Bow's forgotten dessert recipe.

The origins of "upon my word!"

The strange case of the Cambodian Stegosaur.

Ancient Roman banquets featured dancing skeletons.

The voyage of Sir Joseph Banks.

Near-death experiences get weird.

Early Modern Russian Weird: Magic was everywhere.

This pairs well with Monday's Poe post: A brief history of cooping.

The mystery of UFO sightings in Texas.

The end of corsets.

Uncovering forgotten stories.

America's first banned book.

The "trick or treat" killer.

Slovenia's beautiful beehives.

Beauty and the Canthal Tilt.

The tragic story behind a mysterious family photo.

America's government cheese vaults.

It's theorized that Sodom was destroyed by an asteroid.

How the 18th century viewed the Apocalypse.

A murdered mother.

That's all for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a story involving a ghost and hidden treasure...but with a bit of a twist.  In the meantime, here's more medieval music.  I like that everyone dressed properly for the occasion.

1 comment:

  1. I've never heard of a 'canthal tilt', but it sounds like another arbitrary standard of beauty that should be ignored. And the story of Mr Farrier, the colonial secretary of British Honduras, doesn't surprise me: I've read that wild boars or hogs of any variety can be darn cantankerous in the wild.


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