Do those letters float, Trump? Credit: Danny Huizinga

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

Hey, did you read:

• About the thousands of locals who want to dump the Trump Tower in the Chicago River? Leor Galil

• About Neal Pollack’s life-changing encounter with David Bowie during Bowie’s little-known mummy period? Aimee Levitt

• That there’s a new service called Suburban Jungle to help yuppies transition from the city to the suburbs? Ryan Smith

• That Terry Pratchett fans are circulating a petition to rename one of the new elements “Octarine” (symbol Oc) in honor of the color of magic in the Discworld books? Aimee Levitt

• That idiosyncratic R&B artist Blowfly has terminal liver cancer and will release his final album next month? Leor Galil

• That the Philadelphia Media Network, which owns the ​Philadelphia Inquirer​, has been donated to a newly created nonprofit—and how that will work? John Dunlevy

• That, according to Pete Wells, the matsutake mushroom bouillon at Per Se is “as murky and appealing as bong water”? Aimee Levitt

• That Wale became the first rapper to open the State of the Union? Leor Galil