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Kent's Exploding Ford Aerostar

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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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