7 Bizarre Alaskan Laws

Guest post submitted by Tim Meyers, http://www.disabledthoughts.com/

Alaska sure loves their moose! It is illegal to push one out of a moving airplane throughout the state, while Fairbanks considers you to criminally liable if you allow a thirsty moose to partake of your alcoholic beverage within the city limits.

You also aren’t allowed to whisper in someone’s ear while they’re moose hunting. Oh, and no viewing moose from an airplane.

In Fairbanks, you can kill a polar bear while it is hibernating , but don’t you dare wake it up to take its picture!

Apparently, their legal shenanigans don’t stop with wildlife. Your dog is not allowed to ride in the back of your pickup truck in Anchorage without being in a cage or tied down either!

 


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The Most Expensive Liquid in the World is…

The most expensive liquid in the word is…

Drumroll, please…

Scorpion venom at around $39 million dollars per gallon. That’s about $2.4 million per cup.

So why is scorpion venom so darn expensive anyway?

When electrical stimulation is used to “milk” the venom glands of scorpions, an average yield of anywhere from 0.006 mg to about 2.0 mg of venom can be obtained from a single scorpion. [1]

With one scorpion only able to produce such a teeny tiny amount of venom at one time, filling

How much is scorpion venom worth?

“Scorpion” by John Douglas

up even one cup can take ages! It’s a very time consuming process that requires the use of A LOT of scorpions.

Now on to an even better question. What on earth do you do with scorpion venom? Scorpion venom is used for medical research, most recently to see if it could possibly be used as a cancer treatment and so far, things are looking pretty optimistic. Check out this article, On The Horizon: Scorpion venom as cancer treatment for more info.

So if you’re ready to get rich, grab a few friends, find some scorpions, say your prayers and milk away!


SOURCES:

[1] http://wrbu.org/scID/sc_sting.html

https://www.quora.com/Why-is-scorpion-venom-so-expensive

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150527091547.htm

Are Flamingo Egg Yolks Pink?

Often thrown into the mix of “fun fact” posts on social media, the “fact” that Flamingos lay eggs with pink yolks is not a fact. How did a rumor like that even get started? No one is really sure. One likely theory, though,  is that it could have been inspired by a photoshopped stock image of a cracked egg revealing a pink yolk that has been circulating the internet for some years.

Flamingo egg yolks range from golden yellow to reddish yellow but not pink. That would be pretty cool though.

BONUS FACT: Adult flamingos are four to five feet tall, but only weigh between four and eight pounds. Let that soak in. Weird, no?


SOURCES:

http://www.snopes.com/flamingo-egg-yolks-are-pink/

http://mentalfloss.com/article/61853/15-fascinating-flamingo-facts