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Hey, did you read:

• That Jamie Dimon no longer will have to live on bread crusts? (The chairman and chief exec of JPMorgan Chase is getting a raise. The company has been fined billions under his watch, and his pay was halved last year, to just $11.5 million.) Steve Bogira

• That a year in which 30 percent of Chicago murders are solved is a good year? Mara Shalhoup

• That potential GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee said Democratic supporters of birth control think women can’t control their sexual urges? Mick Dumke

That the teenager who stole Guy Fieri’s Lamborghini was sentenced to life in prison (plus 21 years)? (His sentence isn’t just for car theft: he also attempted to murder his ex-girlfriend and her boyfriend back in 2012.) Taylor Tolbert

• That somehow-still-Toronto-Mayor Rob Ford was stuck in an elevator for 45 minutes on his way to addressing the Economic Club of Canada? (This just a few days after the mayor was once again caught on video drunkenly ranting in Jamaican patois at a local Steak Queen.) Tal Rosenberg

• That grilled meat can be added to the long list of things that cause cancer? Brianna Wellen

• About the ghost ship full of cannibal rats that may be in the Atlantic, drifting toward the United Kingdom? (Remember the boat in Werner Herzog’s Nosferatu the Vampyre?) Tony Adler

• The video of American theater artists satirizing Russia’s antigay laws? Tony Adler

• That Greg Maddux has opted to enter the Hall of Fame not as a Brave, not as a Cub, but just as Greg Maddux? Kate Schmidt

• About the eBay auction under way for the unbelievably rare Nintendo game Nintendo World Championships? (The opening bid landed at $4,999, despite the tattered label.) Kevin Warwick

• About the present-day rockabilly subculture that stays loyal to the fashion, design, and lifestyle from way back when (plenty of portraits included)? Kevin Warwick

• About the adorable old married couple who became famous in a series of unscripted Swiffer commercials? Aimee Levitt

• About how the Northwestern math department has introduced dag, a new number between seven and eight, to make math more challenging for its students? (Don’t worry, this is only a joke.) Aimee Levitt