Sunday, April 01, 2007

7 Chances to win!

Its time once again for all Alaskans to play the Nenana Ice Classic ! At $2.50 a ticket we try and guess the exact minute the ice goes out on the Tanana River in Nenana, Alaska. There is a tripod set in the ice and when the ice breaks up, knocking over the tripod and tripping the wire, it stops the clock. Alaskans have been playing this guessing game since 1917 making this year the 91st year for the Nenana Ice Classic .
The earliest the ice has gone out is April 20th in 1940 at 3:27pm and the latest a month later on May 20th in 1964 at 11:41AM. Lots of leeway there. Lots of variables, too. Educated guesses for this years breakup are for the second week in May. Contest closes on April 5th, 2007. All times are Alaska Standard Time and not Alaska Daylight Savings time as the Tripod was placed before we reverted to ADST.
I'm going to spread my 7 guesses out from late April to early May. Pay out is June 1, 2007.

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