The Curious Case of a Gonzo GPS?!
RAY: Here's the answer:
My wife and I recently celebrated our tenth anniversary, and before we left on our trip, we programmed all of the sites and restaurants and other senior points of interest into the GPS so we could maximize our enjoyment.
RAY: During our two weeks that we were gone the GPS logged a driving time of 28 hours, and a maximum speed at 72 miles an hour, so far so good, right?
RAY: Now here's what happened next. We then jumped on a plane. And flew home from Hawaii to Alabama, which is 4,000 miles. Of course, on the flight the GPS was in my suitcase and turned off, but when it was turned back on it realized it had traveled some 4,000 miles. Thus the computations were correct, a total of 4,452 miles for an average speed of 159 miles an hour. Pretty cute, eh? Who's our winner?
TOM: Excellent! The winner this week is Dean Wilson from Navasota, Texas, and for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Dean's going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com with which Dean can get a copy of our latest CD collection called Field Guide to the North American Wacko.
RAY: Congratulations, Dean!
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