• The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seems to have its finger in a lot of pieces of U.S. infrastructure and a new paper from the Cato Institute makes the case that it’s an agency that has seen serious “mission creep” over the years, to the point that much of what it spends money on shouldn’t even be done with tax money. The paper takes a look at how to deal with the problem.
  • It sounds like an urban legend, but this one is real. A New York City man found a four-foot snake in his toilet. His building supervisor didn’t believe him at first when he called for help — and we might not have believed him, either — but help was eventually summoned to pull the snake out of the plumbing.
  • An Arkansas girl thought it would be a funny prank to send a text message to a random phone number saying, “I hid the body … Now what?” What she didn’t count on, though, was that the random number she chose happened to belong to a police detective. Oooops.