Friday, May 24, 2013

Al Gore must have been hanging around.

"FAIRBANKS — A husband and wife from Kenai were the sole winners of the $318,500 Nenana Ice Classic jackpot on Monday in what was the latest breakup on record in the 97-year history of Alaska’s richest guessing game.

While nobody guessed the exact time — 2:41 p.m. Alaska Standard Time — that the Tanana River ice went out on Monday, Warren and Yvonne Snow of Kenai were the closest to it with a guess of 2:40 p.m.

It was the latest breakup in the 97-year history of the Ice Classic, a contest in which thousands of Alaskans pay $2.50 per chance to guess the exact time and date the Tanana River ice goes out at Nenana. The previous late breakup record was 11:41 a.m. AST on May 20, 1964.

Nice payday, for sure, and funny that their name happened to be "Snow."

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