The Endless Mile
RAY: Here's the answer. He clearly walked 21 miles, right? It would be the equivalent if he had driven up there with his old car and driven the new car home and then walked back up there. He just did it one mile increments.
So he walked 21 miles, and he drove the new car back 21 miles.
RAY: So most people say, that's 63 total miles. Wrong! Everyone forgets the 21 miles he drove to get up there.
So he drove 21 miles to get to the dealership. And then drove two cars back --
TOM: 21 miles each.
RAY: Which is another 42 miles. Add that to the original 21 he drove up there the first time, 63 miles, and the and then the 21 that he walked, 84 miles, no wonder it took him all day. What was he, crazy? So who's our winner?
TOM: The winner is Timothy Reed from Juno, Alaska, and for having his answer selected at random from the pile of correct answers that we got, Timothy's going to get a 26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at cartalk.com, with which he can get a copy of our brand-new four-CD set called Field Guide to the American Wacko.
RAY: Congratulations, Timothy, for being this week's puzzler winner, you lucky guy.
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