The Skeptical Brother

Aug 08, 2015

RAY: A man was on his way to a family reunion when he noticed the odometer on his car was about to turn over at 100,000 miles. A big deal, right? When he arrived he told his family that he had watched as it happened. His skeptical brother said, 'I don't think so. I bet you really missed it. I think you just discovered that it turned over when you arrived and turned off the engine and you saw that it was over 100K miles.'

But the man was prepared. He said, 'No, I watched it turn over and I can prove it.' And no. . . he didn't take a picture or video. He didn't have a camera phone or anything like that. Still, what he showed his brother did the trick. What did he point out when they both went out to the car?


RAY: He showed him the odometer. The odometer had something like 100,014.2 miles. Then he showed him the trip odometer, and it had the same last three digits, 14.2. The only way that could happen is if he was looking at the odometer, and pressed the trip odometer and reset it right then and there. So who's our winner?

TOM: The winner is Helen Kiefert from Baltimore, Maryland! Congratulations!

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