The best sentences we read today

January 27

-- "Most physicists foolhardy enough to write a paper claiming that 'there are no black holes' — at least not in the sense we usually imagine — would probably be dismissed as cranks. But when the call to redefine these cosmic crunchers comes from Stephen Hawking, it’s worth taking notice."

-- "You might think that a bar fight is most commonly started between two guys fighting over a woman. That’s not so, at least not in my experience."

-- "Groom a three-toed sloth and more than a hundred moths may fly out."

-- "The main change in marijuana-related slang over the past decade or so, though, has been in the great flowering of strain names, the colorful, self-promotional tags invented by breeders and growers for their varietals of cannabis indica or sativa: Purple Haze, Northern Lights, White Widow, Super Silver Haze, O.G. Kush, Sour Diesel, and so on."

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Washington Post · January 27