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

Hey, did you read:

• That a quarter of people in a recent international survey reported bribing a public official in the last year? Mick Dumke

• That the United States is no longer the world’s fattest nation? Tal Rosenberg

• About the rise of the right angle and the decline of the circular? Steve Bogira

• That police response time in Detroit is so slow—an hour for priority calls—that some residents have mapped out their own emergency plans? Mick Dumke

• About the amputee who built herself a prosthetic leg out of Legos? Aimee Levitt

• About the outlaw farmer who owes the U.S. government 1.2 million pounds of raisins? Sam Worley

• That Great Britain didn’t actually have a 77-year Wimbledon drought, but the more recent winners were women, so who cares? Gwynedd Stuart

This minority view on The Book of Mormon, from a Tribune reader? Tony Adler

• About the partying habits of the cast of The Wire and how some members had trouble coping with the day-to-day slog through Baltimore’s bleak city streets? Kevin Warwick