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Old 05-12-2010, 08:00 PM  
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Your Alaska trivia for the day.

Alaska is the largest state in the union. You probably know that already.

But if you take the largest borough (county) in Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk, out of the state and made it its own state, Alaska would still be the largest state and Yukon-Koyukuk would be the 4th-largest state after Alaska, Texas, and California (bigger than Montana).

If you then did the same thing with the second-largest borough, North Slope, the three states would be the 1st, 4th, and 12th largest states (bigger than Idaho at #12).

If you then did the same thing with the third-largest borough, Bethel, the four states would be the 1st, 4th, 12th, and 38th largest states (bigger than Kentucky at #38).

If you then did the same thing with the fourth-largest borough, Northwest Arctic, the original state of Alaska would drop to 2nd (99.6% of the size of Texas), and the five states would be the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, and 41st largest states (bigger than Indiana at #42).

Same thing with the fifth-largest, Valdez-Cordova, and you'd have the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, 41st, and 43rd largest states (bigger than Maine at #44).

Same thing with the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th-largest, (Southeast Fairbanks, Matanuska-Susitna, Lake and Peninsula, and Nome) and you'd have the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, 41st, 43rd, 46th, 47th, 49th, and 50th largest states (bigger than Maryland at #51). (Recall that there are now 59 states.) The original state of Alaska would still have four counties that are larger than Maryland.

The population of the top six of these new states from Kokuyuk through Southeast Fairbanks would only fill Arrowhead Stadium less than 3/4ths full.

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Old 05-12-2010, 08:38 PM   #16
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:39 PM   #17
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Were they enthusiastic, and really getting Inuit?
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:39 PM   #18
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Old 05-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #19
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:07 AM   #20
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:25 AM   #21
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Alaska is the largest state in the union. You probably know that already.

But if you take the largest borough (county) in Alaska, Yukon-Koyukuk, out of the state and made it its own state, Alaska would still be the largest state and Yukon-Koyukuk would be the 4th-largest state after Alaska, Texas, and California (bigger than Montana).

If you then did the same thing with the second-largest borough, North Slope, the three states would be the 1st, 4th, and 12th largest states (bigger than Idaho at #12).

If you then did the same thing with the third-largest borough, Bethel, the four states would be the 1st, 4th, 12th, and 38th largest states (bigger than Kentucky at #38).

If you then did the same thing with the fourth-largest borough, Northwest Arctic, the original state of Alaska would drop to 2nd (99.6% of the size of Texas), and the five states would be the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, and 41st largest states (bigger than Indiana at #42).

Same thing with the fifth-largest, Valdez-Cordova, and you'd have the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, 41st, and 43rd largest states (bigger than Maine at #44).

Same thing with the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th-largest, (Southeast Fairbanks, Matanuska-Susitna, Lake and Peninsula, and Nome) and you'd have the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, 41st, 43rd, 46th, 47th, 49th, and 50th largest states (bigger than Maryland at #51). (Recall that there are now 59 states.) The original state of Alaska would still have four counties that are larger than Maryland.

The population of the top six of these new states from Kokuyuk through Southeast Fairbanks would only fill Arrowhead Stadium less than 3/4ths full.

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That's some pretty amazing trivia. I'd rep you but I'm tapped out.
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Old 05-13-2010, 12:26 AM   #22
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Have you seen the movie Into The Wild, Rain Man? It's a good movie. It will show you how not to go to Alaska though.
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:19 AM   #23
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Old 05-13-2010, 01:21 AM   #25
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Old 05-13-2010, 06:49 AM   #27
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Same thing with the fifth-largest, Valdez-Cordova, and you'd have the 2nd, 4th, 12th, 38th, 41st, and 43rd largest states (bigger than Maine at #44).

I'm not normally fan of trading down but if you have the number one overall and you can get this back in a trade down I say you have to go for it. And I'd stay away from Palin with the #2 pick I think she's going to be a bust and might quit halfway through the season.

PS I have it on good authority that at least one drafttabulator agrees with my analysis and the are the smartest mother ****ers in the world.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:27 AM   #28
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Wasn't Chalmers from AK?
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:38 AM   #29
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Why doesn't Alaska have a football team ?

They really need one,it would make for a heck of a home field advantage.
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Old 05-13-2010, 11:30 AM   #30
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