"...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, April 7, 2017

Weekend Link Dump



This week's Link Dump is proud to be sponsored by the Duchess of Bedford's cat.






Who the hell were the first Americans?

Why the hell is this forest crooked?

What the hell was this far-off flash?

What the hell is in Loch Ness?

Watch out for the Wild Men of North Wales!

Watch out for those haunted apple trees!

The life of Katherine Woodville, Duchess of Buckingham.

Warner Bros. bets on ghosts.

The "pleasures and miseries" of early 19th century London.

Florida, the state of gate-crashing catfish pool parties.

The theft of the swastika.

A lost silent film...found!

Fake News, Anglo-Saxon style.

The internet's current hottest mystery is this strange tale of a missing student.

That time the King and Queen of the Sandwich Islands visited England.

Christine de Pizan, 14th century professional author.

A queen's funeral and the birth of the police lineup.

Marie Antoinette rides a donkey.

The remains of an ancient pyramid have been discovered.

How Roman Slovenia chased off demons.

Divorce in Medieval England.

The real Amityville Horror.

A theory that medieval villagers were scared of zombies.

Coffin torpedoes!  Yes, of course we're talking about the Victorians.

The finest portrait of a 16th century sloth you'll see all week.

A real jerk in the USGS.

Those orange Georgians.

A legendary noble dog.

The defection of a KGB spy.

The 17-year-old who photographed the "Titanic" disaster.

How Victorians treated depression.

How Victorians conducted christenings.

The mason and the murder: a creepy Victorian legend.

Regency "child dropping."

Medieval German "defamatory pictures."  Definitely not for the squeamish.

Ill-fated English settlements on Madagascar.

Some cats of 1890s New York City.

Those Grim Grimms.

This week's Advice From Thomas Morris:  What not to do with stones.  Or fish heads, for that matter.

The pet detective.

The Barking Baronet's Bestiary.

This week in Russian Weird:  the time the Soviets nearly nuked a hot dog stand.

And how about some Siberian Cowboy Poetry?

We're outta here for this week!  See you on Monday, when we'll look at a 19th century political sex scandal.  In the meantime, here's this little gem I just discovered on YouTube.




1 comment:

  1. Liking words as I do, I noticed the name of the Polish forest ("Krzywy Las") is very like the English word 'crazy'. The Polish word means 'crooked'; our word originally meant 'cracked' (retained in the phrase 'crazy pavement'). The meanings are very similar.

    As for the trees, they look creepy; they look as if they were caught in the middle of creeping forward.

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