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16:17 UK time, Thursday, 5 June 2008

An MEP represents "South West England and Gibraltar"? Don't parts of a constituency have to be adjacent? Is this the South West England that includes Madrid?
Nigel Macarthur, London, England

Re Mobile phones expose human habits. So Professor Albert-Laszlo Barabasi was surprised that "the patterns of people's movements, over short and long distances, were very similar: people tend to return to the same few places over and over again." Presumably most of the time these same few places will have been the home and place of work of each of the studied individuals. Not really that surprising is it?
PS, Newcastle, England

I hate to nitpick, Edd of Cardiff (Wednesday's Letters), but you can't divide by zero. You won't impress the ladies with that little fallacy!
Stuart Taylor, Bromley, Kent

Re David comb lately (Paper Monitor). Yes, and parting is such sweet sorrow.
Candace, New Jersey, US

So the lady who hoped to make her emu egg into an omelette kept it in an incubator and gave it "a little bit of help"? One wonders whether she just wanted to be in the news or had a craving for a very meaty omelette indeed...
Sasarai, Newcastle-under-Lyme

Pix2x3 (Wednesday's Letters), do you also respond to 18.84955592?
Ian C, Kent

Re Today's quote - what were the astronauts doing while they waited for a plumber? Cross their legs? Go outside?
Rob McKay, Banbury, UK

Sorry Andrew (Wednesday's Letters), but I'm Mourinho, and so is my wife.
Keith, Dartford


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