"[W]hen I was four or five, I tried to kill my own brother," Swinton told The New Yorker in 2002 of her grim intentions. Seattle, WA. (A real-life Santa Claus was even elected to City Council.). Made from stainless steel, this cookie cutter pack is durable and easy to clean. This is also (not surprisingly) the lowest temperature recorded in the U.S. Visit other members of our travel family It did $113 million in damage. 6. What is Alaska known for? Each year, brave Alaskans compete to be crowned the king or queen of their throne in the Fur Rondy Festival outhouse races. This set of two AmazonBasics silicone baking mats is the solution.

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The occupation lasted nearly a year. The lowest temperature recorded in Alaska was -80 degrees at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.

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The northernmost, easternmost and westernmost points in the U.S. are found in Alaska.

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This can be attributed to the fact that so many places in Alaska are only accessible by air or water. Elected in 2006, Palin was Alaska’s youngest and first female governor. Because of their long summer days, Alaska is capable of producing some unusually oversized produce. In 1995, she made her first appearance in "The Maybe," a one-person art exhibition at London’s Serpentine Gallery. Check out Gray Line Alaska’s rail tours and vacation packages to experience Alaska for yourself. 23. Admiralty Island Monument, part of Tongass National Forest, has the greatest known concentration of bald eagles in the world, averaging more than one nest per mile of coastline in Seymour Canal—and one brown grizzly bear for every two eagles. After calling on students throughout the territory to submit their ideas, Alaska ultimately decided on Benny Benson’s scene of the Big Dipper and the North Star in 1927. Alaska has no poison ivy or poison oak but hikers should watch out for plants like cow parsnip and devils club which can cause reactions for some people. The installation featured Swinton sleeping inside a clear glass box, and more than 22,000 spectators came to see her. The. With recipes for classics like gingerbread cookies and soon-to-be favorites like cardamom cookies, it will spark their imagination (and you might reap the benefits). The Alaskan Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) of 1971 remains the most extensive compensation to any Native people in the history of the United States. 19. Discover more with our fun Chicago facts. Almost one-third of Alaska’s land is in the Arctic Circle. Ralph Waldo Emerson once hailed Boston as the "happy city by the sea." If Manhattan had the same population density as Alaska, only 28 people would inhabit the island. The name Alaska comes from the Aleut word Alyeska, meaning The Great Land. However, she seems to have a special connection to Italian director Luca Guadagnino. 5.

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In 1741, Danish explorer Vitus Bering, commanding the St. Peter, sailed southeast from Kamchatka, came up south of the Aleutians, passed Kodiak, and sighted Mt. , John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic set in Antarctica, was filmed in Alaska. Alaska has the lowest population density in the nation at one person per square mile. In 1867, Russia agreed to sell Alaska to the United States for $7.2 million, which amounted to about two cents an acre. Alaska is one of the most seismically active places in the world.

This cordless hand mixer can make up to 200 cookies on a single charge and takes only two hours to fully recharge an empty battery. Though sources report that Swinton split from playwright John Byrne, her longtime partner and father of her two children, in 2005, there wasn’t a falling out—or even a moving out. Each stainless steel bowl features wide-rolled rims to allow drip-free pouring. She made her film debut in Caravaggio (1986), an experimental drama directed by the late Derek Jarman, with whom she worked a total of nine times. The trans-Alaska pipeline starts in Prudhoe Bay and stretches more than 800 miles over rugged terrain (including three mountain ranges) to Valdez. Accessed February 15, 2014. The. The 50th anniversary of the State of Alaska marked the end of an indigenous Alaskan Native language. With seven speed settings, this KitchenAid hand mixer is designed to handle a variety of textures, from chunky ingredients that require a slow stir to heavy creams and egg whites that need to be whipped at top speed. March 15, 2011.

Originally established as the Alexander Archipelago Forest Reserving 1901, Tongass National Forest covers almost the entire southeastern Alaska panhandle, making it the largest national forest in the United States. Alaska broke their record high when temperatures reached 100° F in 1915. In addition to the title of first place, prizes are awarded for the most colorful, best-engineered, and cleanest commodes. That’s a lot of coleslaw! In Barrow, Alaska, the longest night lasts for 67 days. Nome.”, Alaska’s Nondiscrimination Act of 1945 was the first civil rights-style legislation in the country, beating the.