Saturday, March 01, 2014

Car Talk Puzzlers

NPR's uproariously funny Car Talk could be the single funniest thing on radio. On more than one occasion it was all I could do to maintain control of my car as I listened to the hilarious rantings of Tom and Ray Magliozzi, better known as "Click and Clack ... the Tappet Brothers," during their weekly automotive question and answer show (to get an idea, check out the current list of Car Talk staff members, presumably vetted by the show's ace legal firm: "Dewey, Cheetham, and Howe").

Far from being among the dimmer bulbs in the lamp, these grease monkeys are actually scientists with MIT degrees, no less. A featured part of each broadcast is the weekly "Puzzler," and a fair number of these fabulous brain twisters are mathematical rather than automotive in nature (here's where the guys show their MIT roots).

Click here for an archive of Puzzlers from past shows ... or here to buy a recently published collection of favorite Car Talk Puzzlers at for as little as $.01 plus S & H!

To listen to Car Talk (online, NPR affiliate station, Sirius Satellite Radio, podcasting, etc.), click here.


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