Leftover Links for 6 July 2013

Dishing out some leftover links for your perusal. Enjoy.

Whoa! If this is what it looked like, I’d be scared too! But it’s a bit of an exaggeration, methinks.

Beast of Bodmin spotted in Redruth | This is Cornwall.

How alien conspiracists are just like creationists – Salon.com.

How Sunscreen Can Burn You : Shots – Health News : NPR.

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  3 comments for “Leftover Links for 6 July 2013

  1. Chris Howard
    July 7, 2013 at 9:28 AM

    Was the beast of Bodmin the inspiration for The Hound of The Baskerville, or is it the other way around?

    • July 7, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      I JUST read a great book on black dogs not too long ago where this was discussed. Unfortunately, I’m not home right now to consult it. But many of the towns had version of a grim or black shuck. Therefore, I think inspiration was drawn from those tales for the story. I also recently read the story as well and, maybe it’s just me, but I was not too impressed. It was “OK”. I may be just hard to impress. 😛

  2. Chris Howard
    July 7, 2013 at 7:29 PM

    Thanks for the information.

    You may want to watch the newest BBC adaptation, Sherlock. They do a great version of the story. I can’t remember which season?

    They portray Holmes as a highly functional sociopath. It’s a great twist on the Holmes mythology.

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