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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• George Packer’s profile of Angela Merkel, whom the New Yorker calls “the most powerful woman in the world”? Tal Rosenberg

• This comprehensive history of the emoji? Aimee Levitt

• That women continue to be brainwashed by wedding culture? Gwynedd Stuart

• That nobody drinks Budweiser anymore? Drew Hunt

• Author and avocational drummer Perry Garfinkel on rhythm in writing? Tony Adler

• This Q&A with a guy in a monogamous sexual relationship with a horse? Mike Sula

• That, in honor of Thanksgiving and veganism, Mayor Ed Murray of Seattle has pardoned a Tofurkey? Aimee Levitt

• About Aaron Rodgers’s hard count? Steve Bogira

• That the Max Headroom Incident recently celebrated its 27th anniversary? Kevin Warwick