[GeoStL] Re: Car Talk Puzzler

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With all the puzzle solvers, I cannot believe no one has figured it our yet!


Could it be something like they took the train under the English Channel -
they would lose the signal.  It is a high speed train (186 MPH) which could
account for the 159 mph average.  So if you take a high speed train under
the channel for 32 miles, your GPS would lose reception under the channel.
Since it would not have the signal under the channel it would not register
how fast you went in the tunnel.  But when you get out on the other side it
would draw a line from one side of the tunnel to the other and include that
distance in the calculation of average speed.  For this to work, you would
not be able to go faster than 72 MPH other than the tunnel.  

Or maybe turning it off in an airplane would account for it.



Jim Bensman
"Nature Bats Last" 


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> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Car Talk Puzzler
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> I'm with you.  I would guess it has to do with time zones too, but I
> would say it must also have something to do with their position on the
> earth.  The riddle doesn't state where they are, in fact, it says it
> allows them to visit new and exciting lands.  It also doesn't state
> that how long they actually traveled.  I'm guessing they were traveling
> nearer to one of the poles and was able to "overlap" himself in time.
> I'm guessing they traveled with an average speed of 35 - 40 mph for
> four hours.  I just can't wrap my tiny little brain around the exact
> answer.
> 
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> -----Original Message-----
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> First thought that came to my mind was international date line, but I'm
> not
> sure if that would do it.
> Mark
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