NASA develops Space Comet Harpoon. Looks to me like this headline almost included the word "thingy".
Thanks to Matt (Wednesday's Letters) for pointing me to this article. Surely I wasn't the only one who revealed themselves not to actually be working when they reached this line and laughed out loud: "It makes it a lot more exciting because everybody likes people getting kicked in the head." How was that not quote of the day?
Paper Monitor, regarding Pumpkin the dog. I'd also be cross if I was bundled in a box and posted to Iran. Ah, no, wait. Read that too quickly. I'll get my spectacles.
Aqua Suliser, Bath
I only read this to see what the joke was that everyone was so concerned about. How disappointing.
Rachel, Wayzata (Wednesday's letters (cool place name by the way), how do you know it's a mint Club if it's all chocolate? Please respond soon my head hurts trying to comprehend this.
John Airey, Peterborough, UK
Mark of Reading (Wednesday's Letters), Wikipedia mentions at least a dozen. Eliza and Helena are first cousins. A hundred years ago, their great-grandfather was the prime minister. Which is enough clues for the rest of you to work out what the original question was.