Fact and fiction

17th November 2006 at 00:00
"So this 'capital' you keep going on about, is that like Cardiff is in Wales Miss?"

400

The number of possible positions in a game of chess after one move for each player.

"Don't worry Miss Lord, I've asked God to turn the sun down a bit."

What a Year 1 pupil told his teacher after she said it was almost too hot to do any work.

288 billion

The number of possible positions in a game of chess after four moves each.

"It's alright, they are only trying to make it interesting - but we all know it's not."

Coversation between two Year 11s during an initiative to stimulate pupils to take science at A-level.

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