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

Hey, did you read:

• About Cyclone Hudhud, which has devastated India’s southeastern coast? Ben Sachs

• That sales of legal, recreational marijuana in Colorado are now up to $34 million a month? Mick Dumke

• That descendants of the women who personified Aunt Jemima pancake mix are suing for their share of the profits? Tony Adler

• That Australian Richard Flanagan won the Booker Prize last night for his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North in a peaceful ceremony that was an anomaly in Booker-world? Aimee Levitt

• This profile of Joakim Noah? Tal Rosenberg

• About the French soldier killed in World War I whose childhood bedroom has remained unchanged since he lived there 100 years ago? (His parents sold the house in 1935 on the condition that the room be preserved for the next 500 years.) Aimee Levitt

• About the hunt for 36,000 pounds of missing Crisco? Megan Thielking

• That HBO Go will finally be available for the cableless among us? Brianna Wellen