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

Hey, did you read:

• That Muhammad will be on the cover tomorrow of Charlie Hebdo‘s first issue since last week’s slaughter at the paper? Steve Bogira

• That a Saudi religious leader has issued a fatwa against the building of snowmen? Tony Adler

• About anti-Semitism in France? Aimee Levitt

• That the city of New Orleans has taken steps to end homelessness, starting with finding housing for all of its veterans who were on the street? Mick Dumke

• About the UK company who, on top of not paying their interns, charged £300 for a job reference? Tal Rosenberg

• That developer Michael Moyer bought the Congress Theater? Leor Galil

• That police pepper sprayed Ohio State fans whose “victory celebration” got “out of hand”? Gwynedd Stuart

• About appropriate beer and wine pairings for Girl Scout cookies? Aimee Levitt

• This map of every goat in the United States? Mick Dumke

• About the Seattle dog who understands bus routes? Drew Hunt

• That cursing is banned from the York Newspaper Company newsroom? Brianna Wellen

• Related: That science shows cursing can be good for you? Aimee Levitt