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

Hey, did you read:

• That this actually is the coldest winter in 30 years (thus confirming the legitimacy of all of our complaining)? Jessica Cohn

• That e-cigarettes are a $1.5 billion industry, but one that may be killed by FDA regulation? Tal Rosenberg

• This multipart story about a reporter’s quest to take advantage of Spain’s offer of citizenship to Jews whose ancestors were expelled from the country in 1492? Tony Adler

• About the Tokyo-based campaign group “Women Who Will Not Have Sex With Men Who Vote for Yoichi Masuzoe“? Ben Sachs

• About a new study’s claim that shivering is a form of exercise? Brianna Wellen

• About where TV and film crews filmed in Chicago last year? Leor Galil

• About a Philadelphia City Paper reporter’s investigation of a Philadelphia Weekly cover story about a local musician with a lot of Twitter followers? Leor Galil

• That the first KitKat boutique opened in Tokyo? (Yes, a store for only Kit Kat candy bars). Jessica Cohn