The best sentences we read today

May 7, 2013

-- "These are PhDs you do because you're either a suicidal fool or an incomprehensible sociopath."

-- "Bees are not born criminals, he speculated, but learn how to steal from other bees."

-- From a great obituary of Giulio Andreotti: "Aside from the Punic Wars, for which I was too young, I have been blamed for everything else.”

-- "America's largest city only has a few weeks left to make specious claims about a yet-launched program many of they don't seem to understand."

--"A team of researchers has come up with a list of two dozen “ultraconserved words” that have survived 150 centuries. It includes some predictable entries: “mother,” “not,” “what,” “to hear” and “man.” It also contains surprises: “to flow,” “ashes” and “worm.”"

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Neil Irwin · May 7, 2013