David Stillman pays A Visit to the McFarthest Spot, the point in the contiguous United States farthest from any McDonald’s restaurant. I recently found the spot farthest from any Starbucks (which turned out to be in the middle of a block between two Starbucks).

+ Italian Politician who opposes mandatory chickenpox vaccinations contracts chickenpox.

+ The Truth About Wasabi. (Or, more accurately, the truth about ground horseradish and green food coloring.)

+ The Atlantic: Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why.