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

Hey, did you read:

• That the ledge of the Willis Tower sky deck cracked beneath the feet of some tourists? Brianna Wellen

• About how the press manufactured a confrontation between Pope Francis and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu? (And in doing so missed the real story.) Tony Adler

• That the members of Gwar are aiming to open a restaurant in Richmond, Virginia? Leor Galil

• About “punishingly boring, joyless” Soylent? Steve Bogira

• About how Superb Fairy-wrens identify family members? Aimee Levitt

• That an NPR story about Chicago gun violence was temporarily derailed by gun violence? Drew Hunt

• That Exene Cervenka has become a “conspiracy therapist.” Mike Sula

• This Guardian report on America’s mental health care crisis? Ben Sachs