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

Hey, did you read:

• How infrequently President Obama has issued executive orders compared with his predecessors? Mick Dumke

• Also, who’s in and who’s out in President Obama’s immigration order? Mick Dumke

• Or hear about Mitch McConnell’s politics of obstruction, as explained by journalist Alec MacGillis on NPR’s Fresh Air? Tony Adler

• About the company that’s printing light? Megan Thielking

• About why Uber drivers give certain passengers low ratings? Leor Galil

• Or see this video demonstrating the difference between French, English, Italian, Spanish—and German? Tony Adler

• About how much money the RZA stands to lose on the new Wu-Tang Clan album? Leor Galil

• About Anti-Barbie? Drew Hunt

• That an American physicist theorizes Martian life was destroyed by a nuclear attack during a war with rival aliens? Drew Hunt