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

Hey, did you read:

• That WikiLeaks has published 30,000 documents stolen from Sony by North Korean hackers? J.R. Jones

• About the Southwest Airlines passenger who took a pen and stabbed a man named Lenny for snoring? Tony Adler

• About a land dispute in southwest Oregon that’s drawing comparisons to l’affaire de Cliven Bundy? (“Despite their best intentions, the allure of an armed conflict with federal agents has still proved irresistible to self-styled militia members who flocked to the area from across the country to stir up trouble.”) Drew Hunt

• About Muslim migrants who threw 12 Christians overboard during an illegal voyage from Libya to Italy? Tony Adler

• That Jay Z and Jack White are calling Tidal subscribers and thanking them for their business? Drew Hunt

• About Boston Corbett, the Union soldier, hatter, religious zealot, and self-inflicted castrato who assassinated John Wilkes Booth? Aimee Levitt

• About Gustave Whitehead, the Connecticut man who may have flown two years earlier than the Wright Brothers? Drew Hunt