Iowa Woman Buys a $56 Jar of Snow For Her Sister in Arizona; Why Does the Rest of the World Seem to Think Arizonans are Mesmerized by Snow?
After a blizzard in McGregor, Iowa, a man named Jeff Lenhart went out into his yard, packed a jar full of snow, and put it on ebay with plans to give the proceeds to a cancer research center.
The bidding began at only a few cents but as time went on, the price for the snow rose to more than $50.
When the bidding closed Monday morning, Iowa NBC affiliate KTTC reports that the highest bid was $56, and it was placed by a woman who also lives in Iowa.
Cindy Willenborg of Dyersville, Iowa, was the highest bidder, saying she bought the jar of snow because it "caught my eye."
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Willenborg says she plans to send the snow to her sister and her sister's family right here in Arizona -- as if snow is some sort of rare commodity that would amaze we Arizona desert-folk.
For anyone unfamiliar with the mechanics of snow, it should be noted that as snow heats to a certain temperature, it fails to be snow. Basically, Willenborg bought her sister a $56 jar of dirty water.
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