"...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, January 26, 2024

Weekend Link Dump


"The Witches' Cove," Follower of Jan Mandijn

Welcome to this week's Link Dump!

After you've finished reading, feel free to join the staffers in the Strange Company HQ bowling alley.

(Alfred Mainzer)

A look at medieval peasant rebellions.

A burglary?  Or a pre-planned murder?

The mysterious murder of a Japanese family.

A brief history of the Fairy Investigation Society.

Pigs gone wild!

Solving a medieval murder mystery.

The sort of thing that happens when you explode 60 tons of dynamite.

A privateer in action.

The Russian famine of 1921.

A brief history of bobby pins.

Solving a baby's medical mystery.

The countess and the cello player.

A romance in a Nazi death camp.

Aberdeen's most haunted pub.

A fifth-century Hun warlord not named Attila.

The glory days when Alaska had a cat mayor.

How to go on a microadventure.

Stone Age chewing gum.

When did the Greek gods go away?

Yet another historical hoax.

History's most prolific mathematician was also probably history's weirdest mathematician.

The life of a successful 15th century politician.

There's something weird on the surface of the Moon.

The "suicide jockeys" of WWII.

The mystery of the Kashmir Princess crash.

Coin-counting corpses.

The true story behind "Masters of the Air."

Good news!  Here's your big chance to own Winston Churchill's dentures!

High Strangeness in an Indian village.

The Hideous Hodag!

In which we learn that Martin Luther King Jr. was a Trekkie.

The "vanishing star" mystery and UFOs.

A continent that never existed.

If you ever visit Pompeii, don't take home any souvenirs.

A night at Mrs. Astor's ball.

Were there prehistoric humans in Antarctica?

That's it for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a royal burial gone very, very wrong.  In the meantime, here's baby goats in slo-mo, which is an oddly hypnotic sight.


  1. So many links I would like to check out but not this morning I am too restless to concerntraite

  2. Coincidentally, I was just reading a few days ago about the Hephthalites and their war with Persia. The Russian famine of 1921 was horrific, to say the least. Though not caused by malice, such as the Terror Famine in the Ukraine, it was nonetheless caused by human agency. Very sad and tragic. And the Braamfontein explosion? I learned from Dr Who years ago that 'sweaty gelignite is very unstable'. I'd like to see a story here about the Halifax explosion - the equivalent of 3000 tons of dynamite...

  3. Hi, I think your link for MLK being a trekking is the same as the one about something strange on the Moon.


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