Modern Living: Pushbuttons v. Drunks

The party's over. Now for that long drive back home to sleep it off. You weave your way to your 1975 Chevrolet, climb in, settle back and turn the ignition key. Five numbers light up in red on your dashboard−and quickly go out. What were they? You try to repeat that sequence by quickly punching five numbered buttons in the proper order; in your stupor, you are too slow−or you get one number wrong. Try again. A different sequence of numbers flashes on. Another miss. Better pull yourself together and concentrate. But you fail for the third time and you know...

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