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

Hey, did you read:

• That all we can do now is wait for the human race to die? J.R. Jones

• About the wide-open spaces in more and more cities? Steve Bogira

• That a new study has found that whites abuse drugs at higher rates than blacks? Mick Dumke

• About how Chicago isn’t the first city where Ventra has made transit difficult? Luca Cimarusti

• That the Hijras of Bangladesh are now officially neither male nor female, but a third gender? Tony Adler

• About the landmark court decision in Botswana that restored a family property to four elderly sisters who’d been barred from inheriting because of their sex? Kate Schmidt

• Ariel Levy on the loss of her child? Tal Rosenberg

• That “huh?” is a universal word? Aimee Levitt

• That the Sun-Times probably leaked embargoed news about this year’s Michelin stars 12 hours too early? Kevin Warwick

• That the original Billy Goat Tavern is going to be “displaced”? Tal Rosenberg

• Advice on how to take a better nude selfie? Mick Dumke

• About the OkCupid date that lasted for 21 days? Brianna Wellen