Most intriguing paragraph of the year
I'm linking to this story for one reason and one reason alone--this paragraph.
"As a boy growing up near the beach in San Clemente, things always seemed to happen to Mr. Stevens that no one else could imagine, his aunt, Normajean Hinders, recalled: he once was followed home by a seal that simply refused to go back out to sea." More here.
Pretty irresistible, eh?