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15:47 UK time, Friday, 5 December 2008

The three people who pieced together £2,000 over a year made £1.83 per hour each. Was it really worth it?
Rick P, Oxford, UK

How do the police know there is £10,000 in shredded banknotes, if they haven't already put them back together again?
Phil B-C, London

I'd like to offer to help the binman with his cash-jigsaw. I will write him some software which given a photo of all the pieces, will solve it in seconds. It'll take me a couple of months to write, so I'd have to charge for the work - let's say £10K?
John, Southampton

How do you piece together £10,000 in cut-up notes? sounds like the kind of stunt Banksy would pull. One just hopes that when all pieces are put into place, Graham Hill doesn't discover that there's a missing digit from each and every serial number.
DS, Croydon, England

With reference to the kitschmas ducks, I can spot the three kings, and the cute little lamb - but I don't remember anyone at the nativity with chicken pox.
SL, Southampton

On the least surprising headline strand (Thursday's letters), earlier this year there was "Proms End With Last Night" on the BBC News RSS feed.
Andy, Chesterfield, UK

One of the two questions I answered correctly was number three - the color predicted for 2009. Is it wrong that I answered based not on knowing what a mimosa tree's flowers look like, but on knowing for a fact what champagne mixed with orange juice looks like?
Jill B, Detroit

Lily Savaged?
Colin Larcombe, Orleans, France

"The earth rotates once on its axis every 24 hours" (Meet the world's director of time). No it doesn't. Actually, it's about 23 hours and 56 minutes. The other four minutes are due to us moving around the Sun once a year. Even the first edition of Trivial Pursuit got this right, why can't the BBC? Or do you want to avoid spoiling a future edition of QI?
Bill Longley, Luton, England

I've actually started dreaming about meeting other Monitorites in the flesh. Should I seek help?
Chris Clarke, Grenoble, France

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