-- "We haven't had a cat fail a swim test before."

-- "If the next mayor wants to make New York City more generous to the poor — a worthy if difficult goal — he should at least recognize that this will attract more poor people to the city and may ultimately make the city more unequal."

-- "Sergey was a blind football hooligan."

-- "The most skilful sprinter in British cycling history also happens to have perhaps the sharpest brain in the sport. Those two facts are by no means coincidental."

-- "In that scenario... Facebook's crossover date—the date when the dead outnumber the living—will come sometime around 2065."