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

Hey, did you read:

• That David Bowie died? Leor Galil

• Chicago soul legend Otis Clay passed away on Friday following a heart attack? Philip Montoro

• David Bowie’s list of his 100 favorite booksAimee Levitt

• That Nachtmystium’s Blake Judd is done with music? Leor Galil

• That—guess what guys?—marital bliss can ensue from catcalling a woman from the back of a garbage truck and then negging her when you’re formally introduced at a bar? Aimee Levitt

• That there’s a petition to get a Jack and Coke renamed “The Lemmy” for the recently deceased Motörhead singer? Ryan Smith

• That Motörhead fans are also petitioning to have one of four newly discovered radioactive “super-heavy” metals (atomic numbers 113, 115, 117, and 118) named “Lemmium?” (It has 117,000 signatories so far.) Philip Montoro

• About Bernie’s Yearning, the new Sanders-inspired Ben and Jerry’s ice cream flavor that requires the eater to redistribute the chocolate chips? Aimee Levitt

• That New Zealand’s The Bachelor is a fan of Chicago bop king Dlow? Leor Galil