- 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.
July 29, 2014
Head-On Collision Facts