• Berthold Werner
  • Sonar but deadly

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

Hey, did you read:

• That for every 100 poor households in Illinois, there are only 28 homes or apartments they can afford to live in? Mick Dumke

• The Guardian‘s new feature, the Pontificator, which allows you to choose your own pope? Tony Adler

• About why the pope wears red shoes? (Answer: It’s not sanctity, it’s status.) Tal Rosenberg

• That the most powerful radio-telescope array ever designed has just gone into operation in the Chilean desert? Ben Sachs

• That “three elite Ukrainian navy killer dolphins, possibly armed with deadly weapons attached to their heads, have gone absent without leave in [the Black Sea], apparently intent on nookie“? Sam Worley

• That television is giving us more strong female characters, but, unfortunately, they’re all teetering on the brink of insanity? Gwynedd Stuart