The European Motorcycle

The Puzzler

RAY: Here’s how you solve it. A friend of ours, Mark Nichols, has a buddy who's from England and bought his motorcycle there, just like this guy did.

And I asked him, "Did you have to change the headlight?" And he says "Yes, in fact, I did because the Brits drive on the left-hand side of the road, and the reflector in the headlight is aimed to the left."

So that, if you're driving straight down the road, and traffic is coming toward you, and you're driving now straight down the road in America, your headlight will be blinding people as they approach you, because the reflectors in American headlights aim the beam slightly to the right for right-hand driving.

Do we have a winner?

TOM: We do. The winner is Alan Marks from Decatur, Georgia. Congratulations, Alan!

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