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16:02 UK time, Friday, 27 April 2007

A bumper crop to make up for the non-appearance of Thursday's letters.

Should Britain get rid of the 1p piece? Absolutely - and it wouldn't lead to inflation either Gordon. Here in NZ the smallest coin is the 10c and they use the Swedish rounding system. It works best if you are buying multiple items eg: grocery shopping. If the total ends in one, two, three, four or five cents, it gets rounded down. If it's six cents or above it gets rounded up.
Margaret Grant, Christchurch, NZ

Re the lost 1p coins (Wednesday letters). Many are in a jar in my spare room.
Colin, Abingdon. Oxfordshire

Your story on children drinking is not entirely correct. Stephen Fry pointed out on QI that children over five can also drink alcohol with a meal served in licensed premises. They just can't buy it themselves.
John Airey, Peterborough, UK

In all the fuss over the slightly foppish A-list star and the beans (Paper Monitor), the role of Tupperware in this unsavoury incident has been entirely overlooked. Isn't it time we had stricter controls on Tupperware sales? A background check, surely, should be an absolute minimum. If a humble bean tub can cause this much trauma, imagine what celebrities armed with salad spinners could do. It hardly bears thinking about.
Chris, Witney, UK

"It is not known where the baked beans came from." Fortnum & Mason?
Kip, Norwich, UK

The chairman of the ICC has declared that the Cricket World Cup too long. One simple way to make it shorter, which might also be applied to football, would be to terminate the event when England gets eliminated. This would have the added advantage of saving millions of people of other nationalities the tension of having to watch semi-finals or final.
Steve, London

Your diagram used to demonstrate zero gravity for Professor Hawking's flight seems to me to have the zero-G zone in the wrong place. I would have thought it would occur during the plane's dive. If Professor Hawking is fully recovered from his adventure, maybe he would clarify the issue.
Frank Harrison, Saarland, Germany

Re the daily mini-question and BBC threatens to drop Neighbours - would it not be fairer to call this an offer rather than a threat?
Sue, London

This Capunorama is a strange chimera indeed.
James, Lancaster

Dear BBC, I am writing to you as I would like to complain in the strongest possible terms. I am not sure what about really... I just felt like a moan. So consider yourself told. I don't expect it to happen again. Honestly, I mean, this is supposed to be the BBC. I expect better from you in the future and I will give you the benefit of the doubt that this was just some temporary glitch.
Christian Cook, Epsom, UK

A man goes to see the doctor, complaining of feeling rundown and unwell. He has a carrot up one nostril and a parsnip up the other. One ear is filled with mashed potato and the other with jelly trifle. "I see the problem." says the Doctor. "You aren't eating properly."
Angus Gafraidh, London

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