#1339: Not the Wiggly Road!

Sep 28, 2013
This week on Car Talk, Nancy's three-year-old son is a puker. He gets car sick whenever Nancy drives on the winding Pacific Coast Highway, but comes through unscathed if Daddy is behind the wheel. Could the lead in Nancy's foot be the cause? Elsewhere, Sally's husband gave her a vintage Dodge Dart, but a brake problem has her wondering if he's really trying to bump her off. Also, Jake's car is turning into a Chia-Pontiac, growing hair in unusual places; Jason has three problems with his Dodge Colt, aside from the biggest problem--that he's driving a Dodge Colt; and Tom and Ray turn to you the audience for help figuring out the best way to drive over a washboard road. Is "minimal contact" a winning strategy? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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What's the optimal speed for a washboarded dirt road? Tom and Ray are flummoxed.

This Week's Puzzler

Spy Games with Buttons: How did they change the buttons so that the Nazi spies could not open them?

Last Week's Puzzler

The Mathematic Mistake: A + B = C. Nope, we don't think so.

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Lady With Spiders in/on her car

I had this problem. They are spider ants and are small, fast moving creatures, not spiders. I got rid of them with ant bait which is a poison liquid. I got it at the local grocery store. Just place some drops in areas where it won't wreck the paint. The ants eat it and die, no more ants. They were gone in a couple of days. She probably got them by parking with part of her car touching vegetation...
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