This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray pay tribute to late puzzler mentor Martin Gardner, and they do it in true Magliozzi fashion--by recalling an embarrassing on-air moment, and then promptly swiping one of Martin's classic puzzles. Also, in first-rate Magliozzi form, the guys turn a leaky moon roof into a relationship test; suggest that one caller decorate his living room table with the passenger seat from his Chevy Malibu; and utter the sage words, "That's what it is, if that's what it is." And, on Stump the Chumps, did Ray successfully diagnose a "thud bump echo" in two tries, or will he demand a third swing at the problem? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.
Show Open Topic
Tom and Ray remember the late puzzler guru Martin Gardner.
This Week's Puzzler
8,549,176,320. What's unique about that number?
Last Week's Puzzler
Someone orders a beer and is successfully served. Four hours later, he orders another beer and is denied. Why?