“Passengers on a delayed Air Canada flight are praising their captain to the skies after he went out of his way to keep them informed — and even ordered pizza directly to their plane stuck on the tarmac.” (I should call this section Canada Friday.)

+ “An unemployed New Jersey man who won last Friday’s $273 million Mega Millions jackpot said he wants to reward the mystery person who returned the tickets to a store where he’d left them a day earlier.”

+ “There is bark and moss on the walls, caves with blue fairy lights where kids can hole up and read, and a large tree sculpture where visitors can dangle messages.” The SF Chronicle on 826 Valencia’s new Mission Bay Center. (Full disclosure: I’m on the board of 826 Valencia, though that sounds more like a brag than a disclosure…)

+ Colin Hanks shared a nice story about Luke Perry.

+ Runners around the world helped a woman conquer 100 marathons in 100 days for water conservation.

+ William Bush, 12, started a petition to bring Metallica to New Zealand. Enter sandman…