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  • Paul Ryan can’t remember his Irish history.

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

Hey, did you read:

• That the Tokyo Electric Power Company is cutting major corners in the ongoing Fukushima disaster cleanup? Drew Hunt

• About whether Paul Ryan is suffering from Irish Alzheimer’s? Steve Bogira

• That scientists have detected primordial B-mode polarization, which might be “a window back to almost the beginning of time itself”? Gwynedd Stuart

• About the high-speed car chase that closed down Lake Shore Drive for nearly nine hours yesterday? Tal Rosenberg

• About the squirrel that set off a power failure leading to the release of thousands of gallons of raw sewage into Lake Michigan? Mick Dumke

• That the thieves who looted an Avondale man’s apartment held a pizza party while they were robbing him? Tal Rosenberg

• That for some reason the Cubs have fired their team shrink? Mick Dumke

• That Gary Burger, the front man of protopunk band the Monks, has died? Leor Galil