There are a lot of crazy things that can go wrong in Alaska. The bitter cold, the wild animals, and the extremes of light and dark can all keep you from your nine-to-five job. You don’t always have a normal day in a place such extremes. That’s just the price you pay for living in Alaska. These are legitimate excuses you can use for getting to work late, but only in Alaska. These funny things about living in Alaska may seem extreme, but they’re true!

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If you love reading all about the strange things you’ll find when living in Alaska, try this story about eight animals in Alaska that made the news for their bizarre appearances. Or perhaps the amazing story about two fighting moose frozen in time.

Life in Alaska can be tough, but we wouldn’t want it any other way. How many of these things that can go wrong in Alaska have you experienced? Tell us about it in the comments section. Then, check out some of these incredible Alaskan adventures, like whale watching near the Mendenhall Glacier.

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Things That Can Go Wrong In Alaska

What are the weirdest things about Alaska?

Alaska is a land of extremes. The state is so large that it encompasses areas that have mild, wet, warm winters and places that see 70 degrees below zero in the winter. There are long, dark days in the cold season and long, sunny, bright days in the summer. The midnight sun leaves long hours of twilight even in the most southern parts of the state. Here are a few weird things about living in Alaska:

  • Ice fog
  • Boiling water vaporizes instantly
  • Dogs have to wear booties
  • Tires can freeze solid

For a state this huge, we have very few people. Alaska is the third least populated state in all of America, fourth if you count the District of Columbia. This is because of our infrastructure development. It’s hard to get across a state so huge, with so many geographical challenges!
The state is so huge it’s three times the size of Texas - four, if the tide has gone out and you count the coastal land around our gorgeous state!

What is living in Alaska like?

Alaska is a fantastic place to live! Alaska is the last frontier and every adventurer’s dream. This state is huge and mostly unexplored. Alaska has some of the most awe-inspiring geography of anywhere on the planet. Here are some wonderful reasons life in Alaska is extra special:

Many people spend their whole lifetimes waiting to explore Alaska, and we get to live here! Even the winters aren’t so bad. With alpenglow, northern lights, and pretty purple sunsets, the coldest season has plenty to recommend itself. And the summers are heavenly and much loved by every Alaskan. With fishing, hiking, camping, and just enjoying this state, there is so much to see and do!