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Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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Alaska is one of the most beautiful and special places in the world and today you're going to learn exactly what it is that makes this state so unique.

Denali in Alaska is the highest peak in North America.

1 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


2 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


3 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

The population of Alaska consists of 52% men.


4 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

There are more than 100 active volcanoes in Alaska.


5 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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



6 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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.


7 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


8 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


9 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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.


10 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

Alaska and Russia are less than 50 miles apart.


11 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


12 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


13 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


14 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


15 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


16 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


17 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


18 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


19 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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.


20 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


21 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

Alaska contains no plants that are poisonous to the touch.


22 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


23 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)

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


24 Interesting Facts And Trivia About The State Of Alaska (24 pics)


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№1 Author: Tomaz86 (13 Jan 2016 14:55) Total user comments: 10832


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I 29 Alaska.
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№2 Author: velio70 (13 Jan 2016 16:45) Total user comments: 1740


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Most people associate Alaska with Sara Palin, which is such an incredible injustice to Alaska.
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№3 Author: bigdaddyjfk15 (14 Jan 2016 18:52) Total user comments: 997


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would love to visit!!!! 05
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