Re the 10 thing that says London has the best public transport in the world. The city of Curitaba, Brazil, has the world's best public transportation system. This is the opinion of numerous transportation experts and urban planners who have gone there to study the system's many innovations. I have not been there myself, but I have used public transportation systems in many countries of the world, including London, and from reports I have studied I see no reason to disagree with the opinion Curitaba's.
C. Alexander Brown, Rockcliffe Park, Canada.
One in 10 'backs honour killings' is tendentious nonsense. It's one in 10 of an unrepresentatively small sample, amounting to 50 individuals. From that base, you suggest six million are of that opinion. I'd say the probability of your being right is well less than 1%.
It's always nice to have those big decisions you make in life justified for you (Britain 'worse than 20 years ago').
James Hayward, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Regarding the story about readers spotting Harry Potter error - 11 results from 10 exams. Clear proof that exams are easier than they used to be.
Rob from Letterkenny asks about the plural of daddy longlegs, I suspect it would be "daddies long legs", just as it is "gins and tonic".
To Rob: I checked the OED, and it doesn't list a plural for "daddy longlegs." It does, however say that another name is "harvestman." So, harvestmen?
Kelly, Chicago, USA
Rob, the plural of Daddy Long Legs is crane flies.
Andy, Leeds, UK
When I click for more details about Toytown the horse from 10 things, it takes me to the Airfix page. Did Phillips stick the horse together herself?
Anyone else see this story from last Monday and think they were looking at an elephant's eye, rather than the eye of a hurricane?
Maurice Day, Bootle
One for 10 things we DID no this time last week: Children who grow up with alcoholic parents bear emotional, behavioural and mental scars, experts say (Children of alcoholics 'damaged')?
Francis Kenway, Great Yarmouth