Tim and Jethro's Pump-Side Wager

The Puzzler

RAY: Well, it turns out that 99 percent of the time the fuel door is on the opposite side of the car as the tailpipe.

By being able to see the back of the car and seeing the exhaust—don't forget it was wintertime, and you see that exhaust spewing out— Jethro could easily figure it out.

TOM: The one percent might have been cars with two tailpipes.

RAY: There are also some trucks that are exceptions to this rule, but the vast majority of cars have the fuel door on the opposite side of the tailpipe's. Do we have a winner, Tommy?

TOM: Our winner this week is Amos Pareen from Charleston, West Virginia. And for having his answer selected at random from among all the correct answers that we got, Amos gets a $26-dollar gift certificate to the Shameless Commerce Division of Cartalk.com.

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