Friday, December 14, 2018

The Chills & Fever Weekly Link Round-Up

I'm not going to say much because I might be contagious. I met some sort of bug who refused to leave me alone. Over two days of fever, chills, lack of appetite, and sick headache put me behind on all sorts of things. However, I am on the mend and looking forward to feeling like myself again. Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • A recently unearthed Roman latrine was full of dirty jokes.
  • A construction crew accident has led to a discovery in ancient Alexandria.
  • 10,000 years of British history will be unearthed in excavations in advance of a planned rail line. 
  • The world's oldest-known figurative paintings have been discovered in a cave in Borneo.
  • A week that offered a slew of insights on the Western Hemisphere's first humans
  • A tomb full of sacred cats and beetles has been found in Egypt.
  • It's true: Ancient Gauls embalmed the severed heads of their enemies.
  • This excavation hints at the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by the inhabitants of an ancient Greek city.

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄
  • This remote control vest trains rescue dogs using flashlights.
  • How a flightless bird ended up on an island 1,550 miles away from any mainland.
  • Why experts are troubled by a viral video of a baby bear's mountain climb.
  • Australian rivers are contaminated with pharmaceuticals, and that's bad news for platypuses.
  • A major disease outbreak strikes California sea lions.
  • Babies share the same laugh patterns as chimpanzees.
  • This rare warbler is three species in one.
  • A massive shark nursery has been found off the west coast of Ireland.

►The Happy Wanderer◄
  • The crime fiction of Tel Aviv
  • The Rock Springs Cafe here in Arizona just celebrated 100 years in the business of making mouth-watering pies. 
  • The cheerful sinners of the Pacific Northwest's wildest port city. (I love Port Townsend!)
  • Edinburgh, Scotland stakes its claim as a mystery mecca.

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. Oh, I am so sorry to hear you've been sick, Cathy. I hope you're soon better! Rest up and take it easy...

    1. I haven't had much choice but to rest up. Yuck!

  2. Sounds nasty. Hope you're completely well soon!

    1. Thanks! I've had a bit of a setback today but at least I haven't seemed to share it with Denis. That's always a plus!


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