1. I have two wild stories. This is from Narratively’s Dylan Taylor-Lehman, “Jay J. Armes is a legendary and controversial Texan investigator with hooks for hands and six decades chasing criminals. This was his most epic murder case ever.” Everything about this is wild.
2. Wild story no. 2. Texas Monthly’s Kathy Vine, the story of Theodore Roosevelt Wright and the most insurance fraud I’ve ever seen in my life.
3. Nostalgia. The controls on Speed Racer’s car.
4. FieldMag on a new book by Sarah Decker Jones, the shelters, lean-tos, and huts of the Appalachian Trail. At the link, Jones lists her top 10 favorite shelters, which is cool. And if you’ve never gone to the Smoky Mountains, you definitely get a taste of what the trail is and can even walk a bit of it.
5. OutsideOnline with the fastest 5k in history, run by 23 year-old Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei, running it in 12:35.36. This article is interesting from the aspect that it is really about Cheptegei’s pace, which started fast and he kept that pace, slowly increasing his speed from the 2k through the 5k mark.