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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Did you read about Krokodil, the Northwest Passage, and the IOC?

Posted By on 09.26.13 at 11:26 AM

Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission
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  • Jean-Claude Killy, chairman of the IOC Coordination Commission
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About the insurance industry's struggle to deal with climate change? (Says Robert Muir-Wood, chief scientist of Risk Management Services, "In the past when making these assessments [of catastrophic weather] we looked to history. But in fact, we've now realized that's no longer a safe assumption—we can see, with certain phenomena in certain parts of the world, that the activity today is not simply the average of history.") —Ben Sachs

• About the kinds of photos that inmates at Tamms prison wanted to take a look at when they were in solitary confinement? Mick Dumke

• That Russian drug Krokodil—a bargain-basement heroin that makes your skin rot away from the inside out—finally made it to the US? Gwynedd Stuart

• About Sir Stuffington? —Drew Hunt

• That the Northwest Passage is now open to bulk carrier shipping? —John Dunlevy

• That the IOC is totally cool with Russia's antigay laws? —Drew Hunt

• That former Reader writer and current Yahoo! Autos columnist Neal Pollack has won Jeopardy! two days in a row? Tal Rosenberg

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