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This was the October, 1993 ... send email to fah@potm.ffast.att.com and ask for all the details on the NEXT POTM ...

The deadline for entering was 10/31/1993


My dashboard (vintage 1986 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser wood-grained wagon)
	has two mile-measuring thingys on it:

A) an odometer that measures how many miles my car has traveled 
	since it was born;

                [_][_][_][_][_][_]       <-- this is A

B) a "trip" odometer that measures how many miles the car has
	traveled since I last set it to zero by pushing a button.

                      [_][_][_][_]  *    <-- this is B  (* is the button!)

   But the button is broken, and I can no longer reset it to 0000 !

Well, I often look at my dashboard, and the other day it looked like:

                 9  0  5  8  7  4
                       1  3  6  2  *

 The numbers were all different.  I was truly amazed.  I wondered how far
 I would have to travel before this happened again.  When it wasn't obvious
 how to figure this out ... I thought this might be worthy of the POTM crew!

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