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15:19 UK time, Friday, 5 January 2007

Re: The story Potter agent offers novel prize. What's so novel about it? It's money like many other prizes.
Paul Greggor, London UK

Re the Magazine's story Predictions for 2007. It remains to be seen whether Dr David Viner's forecast, that 2007 will beat 1998 to be the warmest year on record, comes true. But if nothing else, he seems to have predicted the prediction, which was subsequently made by the UK's Met Office, 2007 to be 'warmest on record', two days later.
Kirk Thompson, Gatehead

I go out of my way to know nothing about Big Brother, in fact, I conduct my life blissfully oblivious to its existence. So what do I get with my morning cup of tea when I sit down to spend five minutes to relieve the mundaneness of the working day? I used to love you Paper Monitor (male or female), but now you cannot even contemplate the loathing that is raging through my veins.
Steve K, Fraserburgh, Scotland

In the debate over finding a modern version of Gordon Bennett (Thursday’s letters), the obvious choice has to a John Prescott. And on retirement he could keep his title DPM = Doesn't Perform Much?
Tim McMahon, Pennar, Wales

Re: Today’s Daily Mini-Quiz. How do they measure how close Londoners are to a rat at any given time? And can this technique be used to measure other things, ridding the need for comparisons to Routemaster buses/football pitches/Wales?
Sarah, Edinburgh

On this week's 7 Days 7 Questions did anyone else notice the uncanny resemblance between the Spanish premiere Zapatero and our very own Mr Bean?
Owen, Stevenage, Herts

Regarding the Caption Competition, is it just me, or are in fact entries 2 and 4 the only 'Captions', the others all being puns? For those of us who struggled unsuccessfully with our failed captions, whilst strenuously avoiding the rather obvious puns, perhaps some clarity is in order?
Steve, London

I object to Bob Peters' insinuation in his letter on Thursday that Sociology/Media Studies graduates have little or no knowledge of science. I am currently studying Media at college (along with German and Psychology) and am planning to study Film and Television Production at university.
I was one of only about 30 people at my school to take exams in all three sciences separately and passed them with good grades. I decided against studying science at college because I did not want a career in it and did not enjoy it, not for any other reason.
I dislike the assumption that anyone who studies Media does so because he/she is less intelligent than those who study sciences. Contrary to popular opinion, some of us do it because we enjoy it, find it interesting, and would like a career in it.
RG, Rotherham, England

I enjoyed the quote in the Daily Telegraph's coverage of the backlog of luggage at Heathrow, from a BA spokesman saying that they would review compensation on "a case by case basis". Ah yes, humour in the face of adversity...
Rachel, Perth, Australia

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