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

Hey, did you read:

• Or see that yesterday was World Theatre Day, and South African artist Brett Bailey prepared a video message for it? Tony Adler

• About the artist who has reimagined The Road, The Corrections, and other depressing novels as children’s books? Aimee Levitt

• The sad 146-word essay written by a UNC athlete that resulted in an A-? Kevin Warwick

• That only one person has managed to get herself removed from the government’s no-fly list, and it took seven years to do it? Mick Dumke

• About the history of the self-portrait, pre-selfie era? Kate Schmidt

• That Billboard is creating a chart called “Twitter Real-Time“? Leor Galil

• That a group of dogs saved from the streets of Sochi are stateside and ready for adoption? Drew Hunt

• That BP has increased its estimates of how much oil its Whiting refinery spilled into Lake Michigan? John Dunlevy

• About how World War I might have been avoided (or at least postponed) if Franz Ferdinand had just gotten the hell out of Sarajevo after the first assassination attempt against him on June 28, 1914? Aimee Levitt

• About heraldry in Canada? John Dunlevy