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

Hey, did you read:

• That having an arrest record can mess up your life—even if the charges were dropped? Mick Dumke

• That Americans who have it easy search the web for baby massage and foam rollers, whereas Americans who have it hard look for info on apocalyptic religions? Steve Bogira

• About the Beekmanites, a religious cult that existed in the 1880s near Rockford? Aimee Levitt

• That Don Pardo, the voice of Saturday Night Live, has died? Brianna Wellen

• About a Canadian member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster who’s insisting on his right to wear a colander on his head in his drivers license photo? Tony Adler

• About Rob Ford’s raccoon problem? (“He says ‘you could yell and scream at them but they just look at you.'”) Tal Rosenberg

• About the jailed dude from Maine who had his mugshot taken while wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with his last mugshot? Drew Hunt