“His taste buds are insured for more than both of Rihanna’s legs and on par with one of Madonna’s boobs, depending on the exchange rate.” Learn how the world’s most valuable master tea taster found his calling.

+ Wired: Nice Minnesotans Don’t Get the Cruelly Efficient Zipper Merge.

+ The NYT makes the case that periods are going out of style by publishing an article without any. (There’s no doubt we’re entering the age of the semi-colon.)

+ The Marshall Project on the dogs that can sniff out iPhones almost anywhere. (I wonder if I can borrow one of them to find out where my son keeps hiding my iPad.)