Brainteaser: Bozo's Brush

Uncle John's cousin, "Bozo" Newman, was about to board a city bus with his newly purchased, five-foot-long novelty toothbrush, when the bus driver informed him of a city ordinance prohibiting packages more than four feet tall. Bozo only had enough money to take the bus home, so he tried returning the toothbrush -but the store wouldn't take returns. Five minutes later, Bozo was on the bus riding home …with the big toothbrush in one piece.

How'd he do it?

Continue reading for the answer.

Highlight here for the answer: Bozo asked the store manager for a box that was four feet by three feet, which has a diagonal measure of …five feet. Cool!

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This brainteaser was reprinted with permission from Uncle John's Unstoppable Bathroom Reader.

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I said hold it sideways and tell the bus driver, "you said Tall not Long"
... I probably would have been kicked off the bus.
Lesson: it's okay to be a smartalec as long as no one catches on.
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