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  • David Ortiz

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

Hey, did you read:

• An argument for retiring daylight saving time and switching to just two time zones in the U.S.? (And how this country used to have 300 times zones?) Julia Thiel

• That the New York City Police Department won a round in its fight to continue its stop-and-frisk policies? Mick Dumke

• About why hot water freezes faster than cold water? Julia Thiel

• That the Illinois Library Association gave the students of Lane Tech its Intellectual Freedom Award for their protest against CPS’s ban on Persepolis? Aimee Levitt

• Daniel Mendelsohn writing about Game of Thrones in the New York Review of Books? Tal Rosenberg

This lovely essay by former Cub Adrian Cardenas on why he quit baseball last year at age 24? (“Losing yourself in the game is a good way to lose what makes life meaningful.”) Steve Bogira

• Bill Simmons on the Boston legacy of David Ortiz? Tal Rosenberg