A Magnetizing Dinner Chez Magliozzi

The Puzzler

RAY: Remember the hint? We stuck Tommy with the check because... we were out to dinner.

TOM: Ah.

RAY: It wasn't a family dinner at home, we were at a restaurant. And restaurants have such large losses of silverware, that they throw into their trash receptacle an enormous magnet so that when silverware is mistakenly thrown into the trash can, the forks, spoons and knives all get stuck to this magnet, and if it's on there long enough it gets pretty magnetized.

TOM: Wow.

RAY: So that's how it happened. So the next time you're at a restaurant you can do a little parlor trick. Find a utensil that's magnetized, and you can pick up somebody's keys and drop their keys in their soup. So who's our winner?

TOM: The winner this week is Beth Bartholomew from Carr, Colorado. And for having her answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Beth is going to get a $26 gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division at Cartalk.com with which she can get a little more than one and a half copies of our new book, Ask Click and Clack.

RAY: Congratulations Beth!

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