An assault on eggs everywhere Credit: Courtesy McDonald's

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the gerrymander that failed in Columbia, Missouri, leaving a single college student with the power to pass or veto a sales tax increase? Tony Adler

• That there’s an “official word” for every state, at least according to Slate? (Illinois gets “grabowski.”) Aimee Levitt

• This epic tale of hardcore, drugs, a T-shirt empire, and the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry? Aimee Levitt

• That Brendan Sodikoff might open a culinary school? Tal Rosenberg

• That an all-day McDonald’s breakfast menu may lead to higher egg prices? Brianna Wellen

• About Taco Bell’s latest attack on our digestive systems: the crispy chicken taco shell? Brianna Wellen