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

Hey, did you read:

• That Governor Quinn has pledged to live off the equivalent of the minimum wage as he tries to gain support for a November ballot measure on the issue? Kerry Cardoza

• That business execs who see failure as a step to success are missing the point? Steve Bogira

• About how chickens are about to be served with more feces in them? Tal Rosenberg

• About Walmart ice cream sandwiches that don’t melt? Mike Sula

• About the battle over coconut water? Aimee Levitt

• About the Goose Island brewer who’s also a Great Lakes environmental activist? Mick Dumke

• Cory Arcangel on Andy Warhol’s long-lost computer art? Tal Rosenberg

• That shamans from all over the world gathered for a festival in Siberia last week, and they didn’t invite me? Tony Adler

The letter that an enraged Frank Sinatra sent Mike Royko back in 1976 and Royko’s response? Aimee Levitt