"Who knew that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos chose his wife in part because he felt she could, if necessary, get him out of a third-world prison?" Portfolio scribe Kevin Maney asked at the start of a Q&A for the magazine. The answer: Any 13-year-old who's read Jeff Bezos: The Founder of Amazon.com. Bezos goes on to explain to Maney that his criterion was really a proxy for resourcefulness.

The sort of resourcefulness, perhaps, that has a writer like Maney plumbing the shelves of juvenile nonfiction for recycled material. The third-world prison bit has also been reported in the New York Post, the U.K.'s Observer, Playboy, and even Wired, which is, like Portfolio, published by Condé Nast.