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  • Jay Cutler having a great, horrible season.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That Ebola policies made in panic can be counterproductive? Steve Bogira

• About the real reason so many people claim to be gluten intolerant? Aimee Levitt

• That scientists now think humans were having crazy Neanderthal sex 60,000 years ago? Tony Adler

• That gladiators had postworkout drink routines too? Megan Thielking

• A new Wells Tower story, about the most prolific counterfeiter in American history? Tal Rosenberg

• About Jay Cutler’s great, horrible season so far? Mick Dumke

• About Nikola Mirotic, the European basketball superstar who’s now playing for the Bulls? Tal Rosenberg

• About Walmart’s “fat girl” Halloween costumes? Drew Hunt

• About Neighbors, the latest effort by The Room auteur Tommy Wiseau? (It’s a sitcom! And, unfortunately, not screening in Chicago.) Aimee Levitt

• That Batgirl got a hipster makeover? (I wonder how she affords that “Burnside” [Brooklyn] brownstone.) Bianca Betancourt