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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Who Are the Two Guys In the Sonic Commercials?

The kooky guys usually seen sitting in a car having conversations about SONIC’s new deals and food items are improv comedians Thomas James (T.J.) Jagodowski
and Peter Grosz.

Jagodowski (age 45) is always in the passenger seat and Grosz (age 43) is always in the driver’s seat. The two were chosen from more than 150 actors who auditioned for the TV spots and made their television debut in 2003 for SONIC’s “Two Guys” campaign.

Grosz has received two Emmy Awards for his writing on “The Colbert Report” and  Jagodowski has appeared in “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Prison Break,” “The Ice Harvest” and “Stranger Than Fiction.”

In 2010, the Two Guys were dropped from SONIC’s national advertising campaign and this caused an uproar amongst fans. Their 2012 comeback was staged as a social media publicity stunt featuring the duo pleading for their jobs.

The SONIC Two Guys campaign is one of the longest-running marketing campaigns in history.

BONUS FACT:  In 2014, the company announced plans to add 1,000 restaurants in the next 10 years, including an additional 300 in California alone.


SOURCES:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Grosz

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._J._Jagodowski

http://americanprofile.com/articles/who-are-two-guys-in-the-car-in-the-sonic-commercials/

http://sonicfranchises.com/research-sonic/why-does-sonic-franchise-marketing-work/

6 Quick Facts About April Fools Day

So what’s the history of April Fool’s Day? Well, no one is 100% sure but some experts believe it came from a calendar change in 16th century France in which New Year’s Day was moved from April 1st to January 1st. Folks not aware of the change were referred to as “April Fools” and mocked.

Alright, so now that you know that let’s get on with the fun stuff!

1. On April Fools Day in 1996, Taco Bell Corp. ran a full-page ad in several major newspapers claiming they purchased the Liberty Bell and will be renaming it the “Taco Liberty Bell.”

2. On April Fools Day in 2008, the BBC ran a video clip of flying penguins as part of a story for its series “Miracles of Evolution”.

3. The French call April 1st “Poisson d’Avril,” or “April Fish.” French children sometimes tape a picture of a fish on the back of their schoolmates and wait for it to be discovered.

4. In the 1960s there was only one TV channel in Sweden, which broadcast in black and white. As an April Fools’ joke, it was announced that viewers could convert their sets to display color by pulling a nylon stocking over the screen.

5. April Fools’ may also be tied to the ancient Roman Festival of Hilaria – also know as Roman Laughing Day – when citizens would celebrate the vernal equinox and honor the Anatolian Earth Goddess with a day of jokes.

6. In Scotland, an April fool is called an April “gowk”.

Fun times!

April Fool's Day Pranks


SOURCES:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/16/world/april-fools-day-fast-facts/

http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/5-fun-facts-about-april-fools-day/