You don’t have to be a genius to figure out the answer to this simple math question: If you are traveling 80 miles per hour, how long does it take you to go 80 miles?
Obviously, the answer is one hour, and most people would be able to answer that without exerting much mental effort at all. But Chelsea Chambers isn’t most people.
While they were on a road trip to Boise, Idaho back in 2011, Chelsea’s husband Travis decided to pose the “80 mph” question, film his wife’s nearly four-minute long response, and upload the whole thing as a YouTube video. Entitled “The Real Meaning of MPH,” the video may be almost seven years old, but it will forever go down as one of the more baffling answers to such a simple question that we’ve ever seen.
The way Chelsea tackled that like it was some sort of complicated physics problem is so hilariously incorrect, it’s almost impressive. I mean, she’s deliberating the number of times the tires would be turning, contemplating the difference between manual and automatic, and even throwing in how long it would take her to run a mile. All completely irrelevant points, but they’re definitely points.
To be fair though, it probably wasn’t the coolest of moves for Travis to shame his wife like that, and if this couple is still together, it probably took a hell of a long time for him to get out of the dog house.
Now, as you may know, this isn’t the first time that someone’s inability to solve the “80 Miles at 80 Miles per Hour” question has gone viral. And, as you can see from the video below, it was also not the most impressive of problem solving displays.