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Monday, May 5, 2014

Did you read about the world's oldest man, barbecue, and a hair-hanging accident?

Posted By on 05.05.14 at 11:37 AM

It looks delicious, but where did it come from?
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  • It looks delicious, but where did it come from?
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• About Alexander Imich, a 111 1/4-year-old scholar of the occult who is currently the world's oldest man? Aimee Levitt

• About a grassroots movement in a conservative Louisiana community to pay more taxes? (The people involved "believe that some things are more important to conserve than a lower tax rate, and that if you want something good, you have to pay for it," Rod Dreher writes in the American Conservative.) Steve Bogira

• About crowdsourcing platforms and labor issues? Drew Hunt

• About the Texas academic who's preaching climate change science to evangelicals? Tony Adler

• That Gerry Adams, who helped broker peace in Northern Ireland, was questioned by police for four days about a 1972 murder by the IRA? Mick Dumke

• About Gino Battaglia, the guy who owns the property on all four corners of the intersection of California Avenue and Augusta Boulevard in Humboldt Park? Tal Rosenberg

• About the history of barbecue? Aimee Levitt

• About the battle between dog owners and bird watchers in Brooklyn's Prospect Park? Drew Hunt

• About the hair-hanging accident in Rhode Island? Ben Sachs

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