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

Hey, did you read:

• About a proposal to be made today for car-free streets in Chicago? Steve Bogira

• About a Utah legislator who wants to cut off the water supply to an NSA site that’s being built in his state? Ben Sachs

• About the often covert public relations battle between the corn-refinery and sugar industries? John Dunlevy

• About the first recorded use of “fuck” in English, from a 1528 manuscript, in which a monk applied it to his abbot? Aimee Levitt

• That there’s a new dating app for Instagram users only? Jessica Cohn

• That Penguin Books India has agreed to withdraw and pulp all copies of The Hindus: An Alternative History, by University of Chicago scholar Wendy Doniger, because some found Doniger’s arguments offensive? Tony Adler

• That BBC television has banned all-male panels on comedy shows? Brianna Wellen

• That Shaun White is viewed as a robot by his fellow snowboarders and is hated on for being obsessed with winning? Kevin Warwick

• About the rogue sign maker who has posted signs in the New York City subway directing passengers where to board the trains for more efficient transfers? Aimee Levitt

• About werewolf cats? Gwynedd Stuart

• That the Flappy Bird creator, who smoked several cigarettes during a 45-minute Forbes interview that was delayed by a sudden meeting with the Vietnamese prime minister, can sleep soundly since he removed the game from app stores? Lisa Schulz

• This tumblr of Flappy Bird think pieces? Brianna Wellen

• That Joakim Noah prepares for games by listening to Spenzo’s “Wife Er”? Leor Galil