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  • History Roundup 883: Prehistoric Questions July 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups

    Today’s links follow

    1) Old Booze: the first breweries

    2) All Those Languages: Prehistoric roots of…

    3) More Neanderthal and Human Mixing: Africa?

    4) End of European Ice Age: love graphic…

    5) Dinosaur Art: Fantasy

    and from the archives

    6) St Andrews and Scythia

    Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com

    Other links: Are you lonesome tonight?

    Daily History Picture: Smoke in the Ashes July 25, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Smoke in the Ashes

    “March 16, 1945: A U.S. Marine approaches a Japanese soldier on Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II. The Japanese soldier was buried for 1 1/2 days in this shell hole playing dead and ready with a live grenade inches away from his hand. The Marines feared he might be further booby trapped underneath his […]

    History Roundup 882: Some Supernatural! July 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 882: Some Supernatural!

    Today’s links follow 1) Phantom Carriage: Vermont 2) Kalinga Ghost: Philippines 3) Supernatural Rappings: US 4) Napoleon and Pyramids: Egypt (our take on the same) 5) Folk Healing: London and from the archives 6) Dauphin’s Heart Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Brilliant lecture on the Marne

    Daily History Picture: No White People July 24, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: No White People

    Memphis Zoo

    Dwarfknapped! July 23, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Medieval
    Dwarfknapped!

    This weird little passage comes from the thirteenth century Ynglinga saga. It is mainly about the mythic Norse past. But it also includes one of our earliest representatives of a dvergr or dwarf: in this case a rock fairy. The human victim, a Swedish king, is drunk and things don’t end particularly well. Sveigdir went […]

    Buried Standing Up July 22, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Ancient, Medieval, Modern
    Buried Standing Up

    In the rusty old filing cabinet that provides fodder for this blog there is somewhere a file on men being buried upright. However, Beach has failed to find said file for the last three years, so despairing he hands the problem over to his readers. Famous or not so famous people from history who decided […]

    The Monster of Leavenworth, Kansas July 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Modern
    The Monster of Leavenworth, Kansas

    ***Thanks to Roberto for this tale*** This is a nasty little story from nineteenth-century Kansas. We are in Leavenworth in that state and enter Mrs. Green, note a suspiciously generic name. Mrs. Green is a midwife, a profession that has had many ups and downs at the hands of doctors, feminists, journalists (nota bene), witch-hunters […]

    History Roundup 881: Prehistory July 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 881: Prehistory

    Today’s links follow 1) Crabs and Lice in Mummies: the tomb 2) Getting Drunk in Prehistory: around the fire 3) Prehistoric Sounds: landscapes 4) Otzi Axe: Alps 5) St Columba’s Cell: Scotland (medieval but let’s squeeze this one in) and from the archives 6) White Horse Sex Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail […]

    Daily History Picture: Fainted July 21, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Fainted

    1965 London

    History Roundup 880: Lost and Found July 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 880: Lost and Found

    Today’s links follow 1) Ruins: out there… 2) Flying Carriages: England 3) Roman fleet Diploma: UK 4) Vietnam Veteran: US 5) Redcoat Holdouts: the hills (love this) and from the archives 6) Irish Fairies in New Hampshire Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: OSE

    Daily History Picture: 1970s Party July 20, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: 1970s Party

    Now in their late 60s?

    History Roundup 879: Supernatural July 19, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 879: Supernatural

    Today’s links follow 1) Fairy Kiss: Ireland 2) White Lady: Germany 3) Gold Goblin: Wales (our take) 4) War Ghosts: Vietnam 5) Why People See Ghosts: the Brain and from the archives 6) Luftwaffe Rabbit Killers Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: Bill Evans live

    Daily History Picture: Eagle and Plane July 19, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Eagle and Plane

    Early plane legends, guessing that this never happened.

    History Roundup 878: Special People July 18, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : History Roundups
    History Roundup 878: Special People

    Today’s links follow 1) Old Flo: London 2) Werewolf Love: Greece 3) Ethel Cromwell: England 4) Sarah Trimmer: UK 5) Madame de Stael: and from the archives 6) Africa’s First Flier Any links to send in: strangehistorylinks AT gmail DOT com Other links: The OSS

    Daily History Picture: Destination Italy July 18, 2017

    Author: Beach Combing | in : Historical Pictures
    Daily History Picture: Destination Italy

    Early 1990s boat from Albania for Italy: the beginning of the migrant crisis.

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