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A Run That's "No Sweat"

The Puzzler


RAY: The answer lies in wind. There's no wind on the treadmill. Because, what? You're not going anywhere.

But when you're moving outside and run at 5.8 miles an hour, if there's no wind, you are creating then a wind of 5.8 miles an hour which, is in, fact cooling you off.

There are other factors, too. When you're running in place, you're creating a little microclimate around you. You create this impenetrable cloud of sweat and --

TOM: Disgusting!

RAY: -- and stench, which tends to insulate you from any cooling effect that might take place from the difference in temperature between you and the ambient temperature of the gym.

So, if you want to reduce the amount you sweat, go outside.

Do we have a winner?

TOM: The winner is Art Meadows from Derby, Kansas. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Art gets a $26 dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division of cartalk.com, where he can get a Car Talk necktie, which happens to be an excellent Father's Day gift.

RAY: Is this the tie with the food stains that a factory installed?

TOM: No, no, no. This is a nice striped silk tie with the names of our staff members in very small letters. You know our director of top secret strategy, Donnatella Nobody. The Russian chauffeur, Picov VanDropov, the whole gang embedded in the stripes of the tie. It's fabulous.

RAY: Oh, well, there's no accounting for taste, is there?

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