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10 Things You Never Knew About Alaska



Alaska has always been known for being one of the most extreme environments and states in the entire world. When one thinks of Alaska, snow and husky dogs tend to come to the forefront of our minds, but there is so much more than that. Alaska actually has more glaciers than anywhere else within the habitable world, which is rather impressive considering the nature of a few continents on our planet. There are also over 100 active volcanoes within the state. Basically, most things in Alaska want you dead. Here are ten reasons Alaska is the interesting and crazy US state.

WW2

During World War 2, the Japanese actually tried to invade Alaska. More American soldiers died trying to defend Alaska than during the attack on Pearl Harbor at Hawaii, which is a battle to be remembered forever.

Purchase Price

The United States purchased Alaska from Russia many decades ago for $7.2 million, which would now be worth around $118 million today. That is less than Real Madrid paid to have Cristiano Ronaldo on their team.