The age of which Chopin wrote his first Polonaise;
The average weight in grams of a human eyeball;
The average length in feet of a blue whale's penis;
The percentage of methane in a fart;
The Deadly Sins; Ages of Man; Virtues; Hills of Rome; Dwarfs encountered by SnowWhite; Voyages of Sinbad.
Competition: Back to our "26 L of the A" (Letters of the Alphabet) format with aset of five primary teasers:
1 A B
1 W T
1 H T
1 N S
1 M B
Three Chambers Thesaurus prizes will be awarded to correct answers received by 19 September. Entries to: Pastimes, The Independent, 1 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5DL.
10 August answers: 3 Bowls of Porridge that Goldilocks Tasted; 3 Fiddlers that Old King Cole Called For; 3 Chambers Dictionary Prizes for Correct Answers; 3 Balls in a Pawnbroker's Sign; 3 Cheers (Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray).
Winners: Mrs M Atchison, R Woods, Miss JW White.
17 August answers: We asked for a number whose letter values, when spelt out, add to the number itself. The possible answers are 251 and 259. Winners: Joy Himsworth, MR Hirst, Mrs JR Goodall.