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“I strive to show people as much of the behavior as possible, and when you have an animal who’s generating hundreds of volts of electricity, you have some fun options,”Ken Catania, who studies eels.

“When you have these conversations with people about whether there’s sexism in the industry, and you have a lot of people doubting you, you start collecting evidence,”—comedian Sara Schaefer on the male-dominated stand-up industry.

“As a Republican, short of setting yourself on fire, there is no better way to draw attention to yourself than to criticize fellow Republicans,” —U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in his new book.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)