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A Dark and Stormy Nautical-Automotive Conundrum

The Puzzler


RAY: The answer is we didn't determine how many stick shifts there were. We determined how many automatics there were. We did a little subtraction problem here. The way we determined which cars were automatics is that when you start an automatic transmission car, as you shift from park to drive --

TOM: You go through reverse!

RAY: Momentarily. So all the cars with automatics had their reverse lights flash for a split second, and then they drove off. We counted how many cars had their lights flash. And then I settled the bet. I lost another hundred bucks.

So who's our winner?

TOM: The winner is Fred Orlanski from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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