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

Hey, did you read:

• That former sexting congressman Anthony Weiner has jumped into the New York City mayoral race? Mick Dumke

• That between 2000 and ’08, U.S. aquifers dropped at a rate three times higher than any recorded in the 20th century? Kate Schmidt

• Dan P. Lee on the arrival of the “real space age“? Sam Worley

• This really moving account of a Holocaust survivor’s reaction to his son’s college graduation? Gwynedd Stuart

• That American soldiers in WWII France were total animals? Aimee Levitt

• That this year’s Obie Award ceremonies turned into a love fest for Michael Feingold, the longtime theater critic who was just fired by the Village Voice? Tony Adler

• That the Cleveland Cavaliers took the top pick in the NBA draft lottery for the second time in three years? Tal Rosenberg

• About the Baltimore motorist who used the downtime from his breakdown as a chance to warm up his drum chops? Luca Cimarusti

• The oral history of the 2003 World Series of Poker, in which amateur Chris Moneymaker took the top prize and ignited the poker boom? Tal Rosenberg