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

Hey, did you read:

• That scientists have made it possible for mice to communicate with one another telepathically? Tony Adler

• About the Japanese photographer who traveled back to his hometown of Namie nearly two years after the meltdown of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant? Kevin Warwick

• About the things to do for fun when you live in Joliet, Illinois? (Kill people, have sexual intercourse on top of their corpses.) Luca Cimarusti

• About the man who found his son in the subway? Julia Thiel

• New Yorker political writer Ryan Lizza telling the University of Chicago Maroon why long-form journalism is experiencing a renaissance? Mick Dumke

• The course syllabi of famous authors? Tal Rosenberg

• About the search for Chipotle’s elusive, 1,500-calorie “quesarito”? Julia Thiel

Reader contributor Keith Griffith on unregulated contracts between sports companies like Nike and public high schools like Chicago’s Simeon? Tony Adler

• This fascinating interview with transgender electronic music artist Terre Thaemlitz? (Choice passage: “US identity politics have a particularly inextricable link to the concept of the ghetto — not only as a place of economic strife and forced communal ostracization from a ‘white middle-class mainstream,’ but also as a self-invested ‘safe space’ for non-mainstream social movements.”) Tal Rosenberg

• That the earth swallowed a Florida man while he was in bed? (SLEEP TIGHT.) Gwynedd Stuart