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

Hey, did you read:

• About the recent UN report stating that the level at which human beings presently emit carbon will likely force future generations to “develop the ability to suck greenhouse gases out of the atmosphere and store them underground to preserve the livability of the planet”? Tal Rosenberg

• That federal agents are using robots to patrol drug-smuggling tunnels along the Mexican border? Mick Dumke

How millionaires are distributed across the United States? Tony Adler

• That school lockdowns are the new fire drills? J.R. Jones

• About the origin of the impending artisanal-toast craze? Mike Sula

• About the mother who took out a front-page ad in the Chinese Melbourne Daily, promising her runaway son that she’d stop pressuring him to get married? Ben Sachs

• Or see the Devil Baby Attack video, apparently a promo for a horror movie? Tony Adler

• About the shock of discovering your last name is slang for blow job? Kevin Warwick