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

Hey, did you read:

• That yet another cast member has been injured while working on Broadway’s Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark? Tony Adler

• The NSA has admitted invading your privacy thousands of times and the CIA has admitted the existence of Area 51. —Mike Sula

• That there’s a flow chart showing you how to defeat climate-change deniers in an argument? Mick Dumke

• And see the rather elaborate entrance Sam Horowitz made at his bar mitzvah party? Tony Adler

• About the frustrating, arduous journey of erstwhile NBA prospect Jonny Flynn? Tal Rosenberg

• Two fairly exhaustive interactive time lines tracking genital slang all the way back to the 1200s? Sam Worley

• That the Blue Line tracks between the Damen and Logan Square stops will be “overhauled”? Tal Rosenberg

• This exceptional New York Times profile of the underrated film and TV director Peter Berg? (Texas forever.) Drew Hunt

• About the annual Beaufort, South Carolina, Pirate Invasion? Aimee Levitt

• This biologist’s amusing takedown of Hollywood stupidity when it comes to the sex and habitats of animals? (“I never want to see another movie about social insects like ants or bees that depicts them all as male. People, those ants [you see] are female.That’s right: all of them.”) Kate Schmidt

• About the hazards of reading The Lost Weekend in a bar? Aimee Levitt