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12 of Wikipedia's Greatest Sentences

Ethan Trex
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The English version of Wikipedia features over 4.1 million entries. If my calculations are correct, I’ve read most of them. While the encyclopedia is a terrific repository of knowledge—particularly if you don’t mind doing a little fact checking on your own—it really shines as a source of collaboratively edited prose. So without further ado, here are the 12 finest sentences in the English Wikipedia:

1. From “Boo-Boo Bear

Even though hamburgers in McDonaldland were anthropomorphized and spoke, they were picked by characters such as Ronald McDonald and the Hamburglar for consumption.

Although Blimpie remained far behind Subway in the battle for hoagie supremacy, the new ownership and leadership perhaps signaled the beginning of a brighter era for Blimpie.

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The current CEO of YMC Records asked Dina Lohan if Lindsay Lohan would be interested in doing a Christmas album, and Dina responded that Lindsay was tied up with film projects, but would he be interested in Ali Lohan, her younger sister?

Originally popular among young women, Coors made its first attempt at attracting young men to the brand in 1995 by marketing Zima Gold, an amber-colored beverage that promised a "taste of bourbon"; the drink was unpopular and disappeared from store shelves within the year.

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