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#0608: Putting the Kibosh on a Cold War Leak

Original Air Date: 02.25.2006

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In this week’s show, learn how to stop an atomic reactor cooling system leak. (Warning: top secret!) Ace’s muffler smells like gas and sometimes catches on fire. Is that really so bad? Fred’s Wrangler leaks antifreeze – but only when it’s parked at law school. Ben's looking for a bio-diesel wagon, but fu-munching wackos are drying up the country’s supply of french-fry oil. And here’s a first: a government agency that actually agrees with Tom and Ray. Find out why when NHTSA provides the verdict on this week’s episode of Stump the Chumps. This, and more on this week's episode of Car Talk.

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A young man wants to marry the farmer’s daughter. How many apples must he pick from this tricky orchard? Find out!

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When unemployed Confederate soldiers returned home from the Civil War, they carried a tool with them, and the name of the tool became part of a common word. What was it? Find out!

Show Open Topic

The USS Nautilus once had a leak in their atomic reactor cooling system. How did they fix it? 140 cans of “Stop Leak!”

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An Amazing Fact

A listener writes in with a nice historical anecdote (documented in the next link).

U.S.S. Nautilus visits Seattle and crew secretly buys Bar's Leak

Got a leak? Just buy some Bar's Leak.

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