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The Best Stuff We've Read This Week


Lady Killers In The New Yorker, Emily Anthes writes about the historically underestimated female serial killer population.

In the Blink of An Eye On Mosaic, Bryn Nelson writes about mysterious severe eye pain that plagues people around the world, which some doctors don't believe exists.

The Man Who Got No Whammies On Pricenomics, Zachary Crockett writes about the man who made $110,000 by figuring out the pattern to the game show Press Your Luck.

Tom Skelton, the Serial Killer Court Jester On Mental Floss, Paul Anthony Jones writes about the jester who was the original Tom Fool.

This is Where Body Fat Ends Up When You Lose Weight On Science Alert, Fiona MacDonald writes about a recent study that found that we exhale most of our burned body fat.

The Tiny Town That Hates Elon Musk On Bloomberg Business, Lauren Etter writes about a small town in Texas that is one of SpaceX's new launch sites.

The Most Misread Poem in America In The Paris Review, David Orr writes about the complete misunderstanding of the point Robert Frost is driving at in his famous poem The Road Not Taken.

The More I Learn About Breast Milk, the More Amazed I Am In The Stranger, Angele Garbes writes about the incredibly complex substance that is breast milk.

With Great Power Comes a Bizarre Lack of Responsibility, Case File #44: Marville On A/V Club, Nathan Rabun displays his utter contempt for the vanity project of the former head of Marvel comics.

Medieval Stabbing Victim Found Tangled In Roots of Tree In the Washington Post, Rachel Feltman writes about a grisly discovery in an uprooted tree.