An elephant never forgets (being used in a polo tournament).
  • AP Photo/Binod Joshi
  • An elephant never forgets (being used in a polo tournament).

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the the first solar-powered around-the-world flight, which began today? Cassidy Ryan

• Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Justice Department’s Ferguson report, which concludes that Darren Wilson is most likely innocent but that the Ferguson Police Department is most likely guilty of being gangsters and plunderers? Tal Rosenberg

• About food-delivery drivers getting robbed in Chicago? Tal Rosenberg

• About why Germans should vocalize their criticisms of Israel? Tal Rosenberg

• About the preferred clothing brand of German neo-Nazis? Drew Hunt

• About Yik Yak, the anonymous app being used on college campuses for chatter that’s often harmless but sometimes racist, homophobic, and misogynist? (It’s already been disabled throughout Chicago.) Steve Bogira

• That Google is working to rank websites by accuracy instead of just popularity, and it’s bad news for climate change deniers? Mick Dumke

• About the World Elephant Polo Championships? Aimee Levitt

• That, in book tournament news, the Morning News Tournament of Books is under way while Food 52’s Piglet is nearing its conclusion? Aimee Levitt