Re: metric. It is more rational - why on earth would it be better to use a system with no base whatsoever? Sixteen pounds in an ounce, 14 pounds in a stone, 12 inches in a foot, three feet in a yard, 1760 yards in a mile. It's like it's deliberately set up to confuse people. Give me metric any day.
Jenna Power @BBC News Magazine
I'll not be surprised to see an article about yuletide family arguments, if people follow this advice.
I read this headline and wondered what the England and Wales Cricket Board were doing handing out vast sums of money. Maybe it was to help countries that found themselves on a sticky wicket, maybe they need "bailing" out or they were stumped for cash. I'm sorry, I may have eaten too many chocolates at work. Can I have my ball back please?
StuKP, On the boundary of Warwickshire
I enjoyed today's Random Stat. Incidentally, and apropos of nothing in particular, did you know that 69% of men lie to researchers?
Tuesday's Letters up at 18:42? Does Magazine Monitor have the same postman as we do?
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales