Italian Stallions

The Puzzler

RAY: Here's the answer. In 2003 Italy passed a nationwide seatbelt law requiring that everyone in a car wear a seatbelt. It also allowed the Carabinieri the right to stop anybody who they thought wasn't wearing a seatbelt, even if that person was not involved in any other infraction.

So what better way to make the Carabinieri think you were wearing a seatbelt than by wearing a shirt with a diagonal stripe that ran from your left shoulder down to your right, down to your waist. It made it look like you were wearing the seatbelt. And, of course, if you were the passenger you had to wear the shirt inside out. Anyway, do we have a winner?

TOM: We certainly do. Our winner this week is John Slater from Wheaton, Illinois. And for having his answer selected from all the correct answers that we got, John is going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at

RAY: Congratulations, John!

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