Welcome to the land of the midnight sun and the land of the never-ending winter! Alaska, where the glaciers are colder than your ex and the mountains are taller than your insecurities. From the bustling city of Anchorage, where the moose outnumber the people, to the vast wilderness of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, where the bears are bigger than your problems.
Join us as we explore the best of Alaska, from the must-see landmarks and hidden gems to the latest trends and local hotspots. From fishing and hunting to hiking and camping, we will uncover the many ways to experience the wild beauty of this great state. So pack your bags, grab your parka, and let’s head north to the land of the midnight sun!
10 Mind-Blowing Facts about Alaska
1. The state’s capital city, Juneau, can only be accessed by boat or plane, making it the only state capital that can’t be reached by car.
2. In 1867, the United States made a steal of a deal by purchasing Alaska from Russia for only $7.2 million.
3. When it comes to size, Alaska is a real heavyweight, it’s so big that largest county in Alaska, is roughly the size of Germany.
4. Talkeetna, Alaska, has a feline mayor that has been in office for 15 years!
5. Need a pizza in Alaska? No problem, just call for delivery by plane!
5. Alaskans get a yearly “oil royalty check” as a payment for their share of the revenue from Alaskan oil. In 2008, it was $2,069!
6. If you’re in Alaska and want to light up, go ahead – personal use of marijuana has been legal since 1975.
7. In Alaska, the land of glaciers, mountains, and moose, there’s a little-known fact that will make you think twice before going for a hike. You see, for every 21 human residents, one bear is lurking around, waiting to give you a bear hug. There is one bear for every 21 Alaskans.
8. Alaska residents are very kind. More than 80% of them are registered organ donors.
9. In 1974, the good people of Alaska saw a peculiar sight. There was black smoke billowing from the majestic Mount Edgecumbe. The Coast Guard, being the brave souls they are, sent a pilot to investigate. And what did he find, you ask? Why, a smoldering pile of 70 tires and the words ‘APRIL FOOL’ scrawled in the snow like some kind of twisted message from a tire-burning, volcano-vandalizing prankster.
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10. In 2015, Santa Claus was elected to the city council in North Pole, Alaska. His legal name is Santa Claus!
That’s it for this post guys, I hope you had fun while reading 10 Awesome Alaska facts that you should know.
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