What am I?
RAY: Here's the answer. For the purposes of obfuscation, I took a little poetic license and left out a few years of advances in automotive technology. You know, between the cotton and the next step. You know, about 75 years.
But if you listened carefully, I said, "I am made out of a mixture of things, some of which are steel wool, iron, and bronze." Of course, I did leave out the bonding agent, the thing that holds those three components together, which is some kind of resin.
And what all these things were, believe it or not, were brakes. The first cars did not have brakes. When they saw a need to stop the car, they actually used blocks of wood.
TOM: Yeah, that was like the first day. And it was right after the word oops!
RAY: You ain't kidding! So who's our winner?
TOM: The winner this week is Dave Knight from Norman, Oklahoma.
RAY: Atta boy, Dave!
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