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July 2014 PUZZLE - "Gettin' Both Trucks Home"
Based on a True Story
University of Texas at Austin biologist David Hillis has a favorite "stuck in the middle of nowhere" story with a happy ending. He was out in his truck, hours away from Austin, when his alternator light came on. He watched his voltmeter drop until the truck stopped, hundreds of miles away from the closest place that could repair the alternator. Luckily for Hillis, his good friend Jim happened to drive by, and stopped to help. David Hillis could have ridden back to Austin with Jim, of course, but then his truck with its broken alternator and drained battery would still have been stuck in the middle of nowhere. Using one truck to tow the other was not feasible, either. However, the two clever men hit on a plan, and proceeded to return both trucks to Austin in a matter of just a few hours.
The July Bonus:How did David and Jim get both trucks back to Austin?
Hall of Fame (July Puzzle Solvers):
David B. Johnson (NM)
Terry Lauritsen (NM)
Alice Anderson * (NM)
Eric Hanczyc (WA)
Harold H. Gaines (KS)