“A 600-pound elk was stuck with a tire around its neck for two years before wildlife officials could remove it.” A 600-pound elk lived stuck in a tire for nearly half its life. (In the Elk community, this is being reported as a necklace theft.)

+ Bosnian Man Builds Rotating House As Monument Of Love For His Wife. (Sure, it’s a monument of love. Until he turns it up to full speed.)

+ Humans used tobacco 12,300 years ago, new discovery suggests. (It’s a tough habit to kick.)

+ Ratio of residents to publicly available bathrooms in New York City : 7,258:1. Here’s the latest Harper’s Index.