On this week's Car Talk, our last call really took the biscotti! We heard from Dave in New Jersey who called in to share something surprising: if you point your keyless remote towards your chin, the range is greatly improved.
How did he get this information? From his teenaged son! If our kids told us this, we'd look for hidden cameras but Dave decided to try it out on his Audi, and lo and behold, it worked. Now Dave wonders if it's really true.
Ray developed a spontaneous case of Male Answer Syndrome and trotted out a nice, little "Dispersion Theory" of radio waves.
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Tommy's response? "Disperse THIS!"
Listen to the call, and tell us what you think! Has Ray shattered his already thin credibility? Do you think the science bears him out? Got any wack-o theories of your own to add to the mix? We want to know.
Tom and Ray Magliozzi.
Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers
P.S. Since we first aired this call, some actual scientist fans took it upon themselves to put Ray's "Dispersion Theory" to the test. You can read their findings right here.