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Kent's Exploding Ford Aerostar

The Puzzler

TOM: It's hot. The question is, what happened to the car, and the hint is that it's June. It's June. It's hot. It's Texas.

RAY: It's June. It's hot, and he has the air conditioner on.

TOM: Of course.

RAY: And when he's driving along the high pressure hose from the air conditioner compressor blows; filling the engine compartment with what? Refrigerant. Because it comes out in such a huge volume and such high pressure, it displaces all the oxygen necessary for combustion.

TOM: And the engine stalls.

RAY: As soon as he opens the hood, the stuff has a chance to dissipate. He sees the broken hose and says this is going to cost some serious money and of course he closes the hood and drives off.

TOM: I like it.

RAY: Who's our winner?


TOM: The winner is Donald Miller from New York, New York. Congratulations, Donald!

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