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17:24 UK time, Thursday, 1 November 2012

It's certainly very tricky to completely remove all trace of a criminal. The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus - a Wonder of the Ancient World - was burned down purely so its arsonist could get his name into the history books. The authorities reacted by making it a crime punishable by death to repeat his name. That name being Herostratus. You see how well it worked.
Edward Green, London, UK

Monitor: And, of course, in German, a herostrat is someone who commits a crime to gain notoriety.

Hedgehog trapped in crisp packet in Weston-super-Mare. Flavour? Please let it be prickled onion.
Aqua Suliser, Bath

Is this a revival of hedgehog flavour crisps?
Mike, Newcastle upon Tyne

Lovely backronym: The Centre for Automotive Research at Stanford University (Cars).
Basil Long, Nottingham

Would you drive in a car which monitored your every move? I do. I'm married.
Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales

I've been trying to think of a way women might contribute to the fundraising efforts of Movember. I've decided on something I call call Pitstop: we could go sleeveless for a month, raising our hands in meetings, raising our glasses in the pub and strap-hanging on public transport. And it absolutely reflects my attitude to facial hair. Any takers?
Diane, Sutton

Why doesn't everyone have an expensive, easily stolen device that's designed to be left unsupervised in their garden? Honestly, I'm stumped. Anyone else have any ideas?
David Richerby, Liverpool, UK

Most of the states in America are so solid in their support for the Republicans or the Democrats that the candidates do not bother campaigning there.Oh, you lucky, lucky people.
Jill B, Detroit, Michigan (still, could be worse - could be Ohio)

Matt (Wednesday letters) - thank you for drawing my attention to the impending wine shortage. I'd missed that story, just imagine if I hadn't had an opportunity to stock up? In fact I think I'd better start now - I'll get my crate...
HB, Birmingham

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