That Sinking Feeling: Win $1000 By Guessing When a 1998 Saturn Will Melt into the Drink
The Saturn brand evaporated with little fanfare in the marketplace. This 1998 Saturn SL will shortly vanish with great fanfare, at least for people in the city a tiny dot of habitation in the vast Upper Peninsula in Michigan.
Parked on a frozen pond just a couple of miles in the Wisconsin border, the used up sedan is the focus of a nearby fundraiser. Ten dollars buys three speculations. You will win $1000 in case your prognostication ends up being closest.
Decades past, such competitions were a yearly event in Iron Mountain, in accordance with the Detroit Free Press, which printed several photographs and interviewed individuals involved with the fundraiser (who forecast the Saturn will sink in May or April). At the center of the 20th century, sacrificial automobiles were left on the ice to finally sink-- all and fluids --some 100 feet to the base of water-filled Chapin Pit 1885.
Open disregard for the ecosystem does not fly these days ("you can not dump old autos in lakes anymore," notes the Free Press), so local auto-technology pupils "mechanically prepared [the Saturn] to be environmentally harmonious," the Rotary Club says on its webpage for the Auto Dip competition. A cable is connected to the vehicle therefore it could be pulled from the water after competition organizers are sure that it's sunk enough to stop the "official timepiece" inside the vehicle.
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