• Larry Busacca/Getty Images
  • Joni Mitchell suffers from Morgellons—or does she?

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

Hey, did you read:

• Why it’s still so hard to recycle if you live in a multiunit building? Mick Dumke

• About how the iPhone 6 campaign’s posters can improve your urban environment? Sue Kwong

• About Morgellons, the most widespread disease that doesn’t exist? Aimee Levitt

• About making the Internet more accessible to people with disabilities? Drew Hunt

• About Vladimir Putin answering questions for four hours in this year’s televised call-in? John Dunlevy

• Or watch this amazing news story about a man in Jacksonville, Florida, who wants to build a replica of Noah’s ark on the Saint John’s River (also a healing temple with “nearly two nurses” and volleyball courts)? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the changing role of the exclamation point, from a sign of terror (!!!) to a punctuation version of a smile (especially when used by women!)? Aimee Levitt

• That Pluto still isn’t a planet? Drew Hunt

• About how 200 dogs were trained to act in White God? Sue Kwong

• About the Italian trattoria owner who, in the process of investigating a blocked sewage pipe, discovered layers of archaeological relics from almost every era of Roman history? (The trattoria is now an underground museum.) Aimee Levitt