Strange Story of the SS Warimoo The Company of Master Marniers of Australia writes about a once-in-a-lifetime navigational opportunity that the captain of the SS Warimoo wisely took advantage of and entered maritime history for it. Thanks to @duffwho for pointing this out on Twitter.
Records Uncover Mystery Behind Utah Grave Bearing Antichrist Reference On ABC4.com, Andrew Reeser writes about an otherwise ordinary woman whose headstone says that she was a “victim of the Beast.”
The Trouble with ‘Eddy’: Britain’s Fascinating “Lost” King On History Extra Alan Robert Clark writes about Great Britain’s late-19th century Prince Edward Victor, whose life was a series of strange what-ifs.
Diamond In a Gizzard On Texas Escapes, Mike Cox writes about the odd case of a man who lost a diamond in Texas and the court battle that arose from it.
‘An Odd, Almost Senseless Series of Events’ On The Marshall Project website, Thomas J Dybdahl writes about a botched robbery that resulted in a man’s killing by a murderous doofus whose case went on to form a legal precedent regarding the prosecution’s obligation to disclose exculpatory evidence at trial.
Has Consciousness Lost Its Mind? On the Chronicle of Higher Education, Tom Bartlett writes about a bizarre conference on consciousness studies, which blends genuine academia with New Age luminaries like Deepak Chopra, to much tongue-clucking from academic circles.
The British Heat Wave and Aerial Archaeology On The New Yorker, Sam Knight writes about a heat wave that Britain endured this summer, which yielded some amazing new archaeological finds that appeared as a result of the unusual climate.
Irish ‘Giant’ May Finally Get Respectful Burial After 200 Years On Display In The Guardian, Hannah Devlin writes about Charles Byrne, whose stated wishes included not being put on display at the Hunterian Museum, a wish that went unheeded for a couple centuries.