The Kitchen Carpentry Cure
RAY: He returned with something from the kitchen that solved the problem in an elegant fashion: the ice cube tray from the freezer. He simply placed a few strategic ice cubes on the sub-floor.
TOM: How many would you have used?
RAY: I would have used about eight.
TOM: I was only going to use four.
RAY: The ice cubes were placed on the sub-floor but the slate was placed above it. As the ice cubes melted, the slate lowered itself into the hole.
So who's our winner, Tommy?
TOM: Interestingly, the winner is Gloria Carpenter, from Colorado Springs, Colorado. And for having her answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Gloria will receive a 26 dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division, at cartalk.com, where she can order our brand new CD called "Maternal Combustion."
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