Alaska - United States

Alaska is a state in the United States of America, in the extreme northwest portion of the North American continent. It is the largest U.S. state by area (by a substantial margin), and one of the wealthiest and most racially diverse.The area that became Alaska was purchased from Russian interests on March 30, 1867.

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Taxi Vader :

Tom had been in the liquor business for 25 years. Finally sick of the stress he quits his job and buys 50 acres of land in Alaska as far from humanity as possible. He sees the postman once a week and gets groceries once a month. Otherwise it's total peace and quiet. After six months or so of almost total isolation, someone knocks on his door. He opens it and a huge, bearded man is standing there. "Name's Lars, your neighbour from forty miles up the road. Having a Christmas party Friday night. Thought you might like to come. About 5:00." "Great", says Tom, "After six months out here I'm ready to meet some local folks. Thank you." As Lars is leaving, he stops. "Gotta warn you, be some drinkin'." "Not a problem," says Tom. "After 25 years in the business, I can drink with the best of 'em." Again, the big man starts to leave and stops. "More'n' likely gonna be some fightin' too." "Well, I get along with people, I'll be all right. I'll be there. Thanks again." "More'n likely be some wild sex, too," "Now that's really not a problem," says Tom, warming to the idea. I've been all alone for six months! I'll definitely be there. By the way, what should I wear?" "Don't much matter. Just gonna be the two of us."

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♥Scottish♥ ♥Fairy♥ :
"hahahaha! very"
aaron_moses_2001 :
"Haha ... what a nice party !!! Welcome to Alaska !!! Aaron."
♬☆Shadow☆♬ :
"ooooo. scary. i wouldnt wanna go over there!! ~S"
jo :
"hahahahahahahahahaha................ looooooooooooooooooooooool :D"
"hahaha made me laugh out loud lol hahaha"
Scubaman :
"Ha Ha! LoL..!!!! I bet he wished it was an A /C.. D/ C Klondyke Gal !!!"
♥Emili Pham♥ :
"Lol , that was really funny . Thanks for the joke !"
spaceykitty :
Mini kirby :
"Oh MAN!! made me giggle"
jedibill11 :
"Star for that, good one!"
The Happy Murcia :
"ha ha liked that,,,have a star,,,"
ghetoprincess :
"oh my lord!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahahaha i can just picture the scene in my head. you made me laugh out loud ha"
Can't Touch This :
"L.O.L. !!!!!!!!!"

How is Alaska different from all of the other U.S states? Im doing a project about Alaska in my world geography class.

Andrea B :
"Alaska is quite larger than any other state."
googie :
"If you are doing a project for your world geography class, look up Alaska in the atlas, the encyclopedia, the dictionary,the National Geographic Magazine,travel brochures for the state and determine the difference between it and the other states.Why is everybody so lazy?"
kuijin2008 :
"Alaska is more than twice the size of Texas.  If you put the Alaska inside the boundaries of the lower 48, it would stretch from coast to coast (if you include the Aleutian Islands).  Every resident of the state receives a Permanent Fund Dividend (PFD) on an annual basis.  The PFD is from various investments that the state makes stocks and other financial endeavors.  About half the state is within the Arctic circle.  This means that during the winter and summer solstice that part of the state will see either no sunlight for some time or during the summer; no sunlight at all for a while.  Alaska has the only capital in the U.S that can only be reached by plane or boat (Tall mountains and Canada prevent roads coming in from Alaska or Canada). Alaska also has the youngest average age of any state, at around 19-20 years old. About half the state lives in one city (Anchorage) the state has somewhere around 700,000 people and 270,000 people live in the Anchorage area."
Joe B :
"Alaska contains the world largest temperate rain forest. I know I live in it. In the Tongass National Forest/Ketchikan get over 200" of rain per year, this October we had over 31 inches of rain. There are no roads in Southeast Alaska that connect to the rest of North America. Juneau, the capital of Alaska has no roads connecting it to Canada or the rest of Alaska. Only 15% of Alaska is covered with snow year round. The population of all of Alaska is only about 660,000. Each resident gets money from the state every year. This year each resident got about $1400 and there are no state income taxes. The state took money from the sale of mineral rights and invested the money. The profit each year they make from those investments are given to the residents of the state and reinvested. Alaskan salmon hatcheries release the salmon back into the wild, they are not farm raised. Therefore, they are more nutritious. There are many Alaskan Native tribes including the Tlingit, Haida, Yupik Eskimo. The only designated government Indian Reservation is Annette Island in Southeast Alaska. The town on this island is called Metlakatla. Their High School Mascot it the Chiefs for boys and the Misschiefs for girls.... lol great sense of humor...... hope this helps also chech out and feel to use any of the pictures for your report.. they are mostly of Southeast Alaska.... Bald eagles were never endangered in Alaksa....."
Alison S :
"Has the highest peak in North America."
Moni :
"ALASKA ROCKS!!!!!!!!!! Come visit some time. Our way of living is much different besides all that cool stuff the other peeps are talking about. You should check us out some day! :)" :

I need an Alaska zip code cuz Im gonna buy a cell phone when I get there so Im researchin the coverage plans now. Mainly around Anchridge and Wainwright. Also, what r some good cell phone options there in Alaska?

julie travelcaster :
"Anchorage, AK 99501 - 99530 Wainwright 99782"
Steve :
"There is nowhere in Alaska called Anchridge."


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Date: 2008-02-02 23:37:24

It's been called the most potent naturally growing hallucinogen on the planet. And it's legal.

Date: 2008-02-02 23:37:24

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Date: 2008-02-02 23:37:24

Alaska's carbon footprints need to be reduced to save the previous polar life.

Date: 2008-02-02 23:37:24

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