Did you read about King Richard III, Fifty Shades of Grey, and toy helicopters?

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

Hey, did you read:

• That King Richard III had roundworms? Tony Adler

• That our false WMD claims a decade ago are now hurting our international credibility regarding Syria's use of chemical weapons? Steve Bogira

• The latest revelations about the N.S.A., that it can read encrypted communications, partly by having compromised encryption technologies with weaknesses such as back doors? —John Dunlevy

• That charity shops in the UK are stuck with a "paper mountain" of unwanted copies of Fifty Shades of Grey? (And the books can't be recycled because of the special glue in the binding.) Aimee Levitt

• That the city's plan to privatize Midway airport has stalled again? Mick Dumke

• That toy helicopters are very dangerous? Gwynedd Stuart

• That an Alaskan mayor was badly injured in a dog attack? (Note: the mayor is a cat.) Gwynedd Stuart

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