July 29, 2014

Head-On Collision Facts

  • Fairbanks receives an average of 65 inches of snow each year.

  • When heroin enters the body, the brain converts it to morphine. This binds to opioid receptors, giving users a pleasurable sensation.

  • After the initial effects of heroin wear off, users are typically drowsy and breathing slows down—sometimes leading to death.

  • Alaskan hunters must follow regulations after killing an animal. If no attempt is made to salvage edible meat, the minimum fine could be $2,000 and seven days in jail. The maximum fine is $10,000 and one year in jail.

  • A full-grown male moose can reach 1,600 pounds, yielding about 500 pounds of meat.

  • Alaskans and non-resident hunters harvest 6,000 to 8,000 moose every year. That’s about 3.5 million pounds of meat!

  • As of 2013, there were about 600 people living in Kake, Alaska.

  • Located on the northwest coast of Kupreanof Island, Kake is a Tlingit village. Its residents practice a fishing, logging, and subsistence lifestyle.

  • Kake is accessible by air and sea, but not by road.

  • The George Parks Highway connects Alaska’s two largest cities: Anchorage and Fairbanks.

  • The Parks Highway gives visitors views of Mount McKinley.

  • The “Jaws of Life” is technically a brand of tools, but the name is commonly used when referring to any type of piston-rod hydraulic tool. Rescue workers use these tools to force open vehicles involved in accidents when a victim may be trapped.

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