In 1991, one of the Iditarod race prizes was a shiny, new Dodge truck that went to musher Joe Garnie, who never even had a driver’s license! The Chrysler people were not amused. Now, something like a new sled, or a new showmachine, Joe could have appreciated!
The Anchorage Convention and Visitor’s Bureau reports that numerous cruise ship passengers have stood on the dock and asked, “Now, what’s the elevation here?” Duh! Well, in their defense, maybe they were just too full of that cruise ship buffet to think clearly! Of course they have also been asked: “How much does Mt. Kinley weigh?” and “When do you turn on the northern lights?” (when we have to get up to go to the bathroom, silly.)
Alaskans are third in the nation in alcohol consumption. This is quite alarming to me since we have such a small population overall. I suppose it is partly influenced by the long cold winters. Of course, it is said that we are also the largest consumers of ice cream! So that blows the ‘gotta have alcohol to keep warm theory’.
There. That’s enough trivia for this time. Don’t wanna overtax my great brain, ya’ know!