Trivia’s Facts and More (3/25)

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This informative post will be posted on Saturday along with my usual writing.  You are invited to participate with the opening question.

Brain Teaser Question

Four cars come to a four-way stop, each coming from a different direction.  They can’t decide who got there first, so they all go forward at the same time.  All four cars go, but none crash into each other.  How is this possible? 

(answer found at the end of this post)

Featured Facts

Admitted to the American Union on January 3, 1959, the state of Alaska is the largest in terms of land size.  Its 663,268 square miles exceed the combined land size of the next three states (Texas, California, and Montana).

Here are some interesting facts about Alaska (nicknamed The Last Frontier):

  • Capital:  Juneau
  • Motto:  North to the Future
  • Bird:  Willow ptarmigan
  • Flower:  Forget-me-not

In 1867, the Alaskan Territory was purchased from Russia by Secretary of State William Seward.  For many Americans, the purchase price of $7.2 million stirred up negative comments about “Seward’s Folly.”

On Good Friday in 1964, Alaska experienced one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded.  With a magnitude of 9.2, the quake destroyed countless villages and coast communities in addition to the 133 fatalities.

Left:  State capitol in juneau.  right:  scene in anchorage following the earthquake in 1964.  (courtesy of pinterest)


Answer to Brain Teaser Question

All of the cars make right-hand turns.

9 thoughts on “Trivia’s Facts and More (3/25)

  1. Hooray for me! I don’t usually ‘get’ logic puzzles like this so quickly, but I solved this in a flash. The information about Alaska is interesting. I’d never heard of their state bird; it’s an attractive thing.

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  2. Yay! Another brain teaser that I was able to figure out! I am watching a new show on TV called “Alaska Daily” and see a lot of info on the show about the state since it is about a newspaper reporter. I never knew about the devastating earthquake.

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