Manti Te’o’s Dead Girlfriend, The Most Heartbreaking And Inspirational Story Of The College Football Season, Is A Hoax from Deadspin. This story is just too weird for me to even wrap my head around.

Conrad Bain, Father on ‘Diff’rent Strokes’, Dies at 89 from The New York Times. Am I the only one who wonders why they spelled “diff’rent” that way in the original show title? Was it supposed to be more urban to leave out that e? And do you think the guy who came up with the title was psyched to see it spelled that way in the Times?

Cash for Hay Driving Thieves to Move Bundles from the Times. I have often wondered why this doesn’t happen more often. Every time I drive by a field full of round bales I think, “look at all that money just sitting there.”

Sudden Death of Show Pony Clouds Image of Elite Pursuit from the Times. I have a lot of feelings about this story but I would like to hear yours first.

The Enduring Fallacy of Astrology and Why Your Sign Actually Isn’t Your Sign from GOOD.

Great Escapes: A Magical Hobbit House from HGTV.

How Lead Caused America’s Violent Crime Epidemic from Forbes.

DNA Links Bloody Handkerchief To French King’s Execution from NPR.

There Are Whales Alive Today Who Were Born Before Moby Dick Was Written from Smithsonian’s Smart News. Mind blowing, isn’t it?

My reading was a bit limited this week due to lack of internet access. What did I miss?