The best sentences we read today

-- "What's the buying process like when shopping for an island? Did you look at more than one?"

-- "Only about two million of the estimated 10 to 12 million living species have been identified."

-- "New York’s Bike Share program uses 21st-century technology to make it easy for customers to rent bikes. But it is using the primordial method of the mayoral election to determine its citizens preferences."

-- "[T]here are now nearly eight thousand hedge funds, and on average they have underperformed the stock market for nine of the past ten years."

-- "“Freud’s biographer, Ernest Jones, was mistaken in calling Freud ‘the Darwin of the mind’. Darwin himself was the Darwin of the mind. Freud was his great populariser.”

-- "The pilot, Thomas Fitzpatrick, turned a barroom bet into a feat of aeronautic wonder by stealing a plane from a New Jersey airport and landing it on St. Nicholas Avenue in northern Manhattan, in front of the bar where he had been drinking."

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Neil Irwin · June 5, 2013