Some interesting quotes seen in articles perused over lunch:
- From an article on one of the youngest students ever to get an MD (I’d say a real-life “Doogie Houser”, but most folks don’t know what Neil Patrick Harris did before the Tonys or HIMYM):
Davidson, who was on the same OB-GYN rotation, recalled the teenage Yano’s reaction to witnessing his first birth. “He just looked at all of us and said, ‘There’s got to be a better way.’”
- From an article on the sharp increase in the partisan divides among voters in the country:
Including those independents who lean one way or the other, Pew found 48% of adults supported the Democrats and 40% the Republicans. The relatively small group that did not lean either way stood out mostly for their disengagement from politics.
- From an article about how stiffer roads could save lots of money:
A study by MIT civil engineers found stiffening the nation’s pavements could cut fuel use by 3%, the equivalent of 273 million barrels of crude oil, or $15 billion, per year.
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