The best sentences we read today

--From Ezra: "Hosting the Last Word tonight. As of now, the lineup includes graphs, defense wonkery, and how to make guacamole." (That's at 9 pm.)

-- "The average female nurse earned $51,100 in 2011, 16% less than the $60,700 earned by the average man in the same job."

--"Fauja Singh, from Ilford, east London, who is 101 years old, finished the Hong Kong 10km event in one hour, 32 minutes and 28 seconds."

--"The blurb at the bottom of a movie poster is called the billing block. While it might look like a bar-code of haphazardly packed type, it is in fact the product of detailed legal agreements and intense contract negotiation."

--"Last week, I had a story on an Amish trade show. It was mostly about power tools, but there was another other thing that we didn't mention in the online version: The booth selling computers to the Amish."

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