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Of Fuses and Camping

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RAY: And the hint that I gave is that she's going on a camping trip.

TOM: Yeah. She's got one of them there compasses sitting on her...

RAY: She's got a compass. Because what's happening in the vicinity of the short - you are creating an electro-magnetic field -- you're creating magnetism -- and that magnetism would affect the sensitive little ammeter which is nothing more than a little...

TOM: Compass.

RAY: Compass. And it's, instead of affecting her compass -- and her compass was just spinning wildly every time the circuit breaker blew. So he air chiseled the dashboard open and he found the shorted wire. Pretty good, huh?

TOM: That is pretty good.

RAY: Well it wasn't that good. You got it.

TOM: I got it.

RAY: Who’s our winner?

TOM: The winner here -- just a minute -- is Jennifer Partin from Tucson, Arizona.

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