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Some Really Rather Interesting Trivia about Alaska (24 pics)

Posted in Random » Interesting   12 Jan 2016   / 5299 views

Denali in Alaska is the highest peak in North America.

It is illegal to wake a bear from its sleep for the purpose of taking it’s picture.

Alaska is twice as big as Texas, the second biggest state in the U.S.

The population of Alaska consists of 52% men.

There are more than 100 active volcanoes in Alaska.

If the population density was the same in NYC and Alaska, then Manhattan would only have about 16 residents.

There are so many pilots in Alaska that one in every 58 people is a registered pilot, and one out of 59 owns an airplane.

Alaska has more than 34,000 miles of coastline. That’s more than the rest of the U.S. combined.

Alaska is also the only state to have coastlines on three different seas.

Barrow, Alaska has the longest and shortest days in the world. On May 10, the sun rises and doesn’t set for three months. When it finally sets, residents face almost two months of darkness.

Alaska and Russia are less than 50 miles apart.

Alaska is the only U.S. state that doesn’t collect state sales tax.

Lake Iliamna is Alaska’s biggest inland lake which is roughly the size of Connecticut.

Alaska’s name comes from the Aleutian word Alaxsxaq. This translates to “object toward which the action of the sea is directed.”

Giant veggies are very common in Alaska due to their long days.

If you go moose hunting in Alaska, keep in mind that it is illegal to whisper in someone’s ear during a hunt.

Women in Alaska were granted the right to vote six years ahead of the 19th Amendment.

In Fairbanks, Alaska, the Northern Lights can be seen an average of 243 days per year.

Alaska was bought from Russia for 0.2 cents per acre totaling $7.2 Million.

In the late 1800s, potatoes were highly valued by traders in Alaska due to their Vitamin C content. They were so valued that they would trade gold for them.

The only U.S. state that produces platinum is Alaska.

Alaska contains no plants that are poisonous to the touch.

The lowest recoded temperature in Alaska is -80 degrees Fahrenheit which was recorded at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

Alaska is the only state that you can type out it’s name using only one line of a keyboard.

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Comments (1):

srdavis37 2 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
#22: Not so sure of that... ever heard of Devil's Club? Not fatally poisonous, but nasty spines on the leaves and a sap that causes rash when exposed to sunlight.