Mar 01, 2003
RAY: This puzzler is from my new, "Great Pyramids of Egypt" puzzler series. It was sent in by Jason Rhodes.
"In his youth a man decides to take a trip to visit the great pyramids of Egypt. He is deeply moved by the trip, and years later he decides to take his son who has never been away from home to see the pyramids.
"Here's the catch. The man made his trip to the pyramids in 1995, but his son made his trip to see them in 1969."
TOM: Get out!
RAY: How is this possible?
TOM: Or prime numbers. Yeah. This is one of those, you hear the answer and you say, aw, I'm going to kick your butt. I'm going to kick your butt, man.
RAY: Well, yeah. No --
TOM: It's so good though. It is good.
RAY: I think it's good.
TOM: I mean what other solution could there be?
RAY: Well, there could be uh, my own grandpa or something like that.
TOM: I worked on my own grandpa thing and I --
RAY: No, what you got to think about is how long the pyramids have been around.
RAY: And, in fact, while the father may have taken his trip in 1995, that was 1995 BC. And 26 years later in 1969 he and his son went.
TOM: Oh yeah.
RAY: Pretty good, huh?
TOM: The winner is 14-year-old Sarah Davidson. No kidding. From Bethesda, Maryland.