This Swiss statue of a superstar is only about 40 feet tall, but still noticeable. (Christian Hartmann / Reuters)

“If you walked outside and saw a person who was six feet tall, and then someone who was six thousand feet tall, you would notice,” —Todd Thompson, who studies supernovae.

“The nontraditional student is the new normal,” —Elizabeth Lower-Basch, an expert on welfare policy.

“We marine biologists refer to it as defecation,” —Christin Khan, who studies whales, on a whale photographed doing just that.

(Previous quotes from our sources here)