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#0544: Work Less, Sleep More

Original Air Date: 10.29.2005

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Spring forward and fall back – every day? This week’s show proposes a brilliant (?!) new Daylight Saving Time warp. Tom and Ray help Katie figure out how to keep her car from wandering away after she parks it. Neera’s got a risky slipstream scheme for saving gas mileage. Mary’s husband swears he’s rolling down the window to dissipate odors coming from outside the car. Plus, Anne seeks a little moral support – she’s not the only car lover who tends to fall for sporty little jalopies. That, and more, in this week’s episode of Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Quite a while after returning from vacation in Maine, a couple calls the police back in Maine to report... what? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

A chicken and a half can lay an egg and a half in a day and a half, so how long will it take two chickens to lay 32 eggs? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Plan for “daily savings time”: set clocks ahead every day just before quitting time, and add an hour while sleeping.

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The Proposal for Daily Savings Time

It's still a 24-hour day, but with less work and more sleep.  How could it fail?

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