"When I saw the embryo, I suddenly realized there was such a small difference between it and my daughters. I thought, we can't keep destroying embryos for our research. There must be another way."
— Shinya Yamanaka
Japanese biologist, Nobel Prize laureate, born September 4, 1962

"Companies such as Microsoft, Cisco and Intel were just starting at their 10-year anniversary."
— Jerry Yang
Taiwanese-American businessman, co-founded Yahoo!, born November 6, 1968

"Many years ago I found out something about hamburgers that really grossed me out. You may not know this, so I hope I don’t make you sick, but it turns out hamburgers are actually made out of dead cows. I am not making this up. Needless to say, as soon as I discovered that, I gave up meat entirely."
— Weird Al Yankovic
American comedian, born October 23, 1959

"<div>Creativity is an inherent human quality of the highest order. When we create, we become more than the sum of our parts."
— Yanni
Greek-American composer, (Chameleon), born November 14, 1954