Say goodbye to the sun for 60 days in this Alaskan town

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Friday 21 August 2015

Barrow is a city located 1,300 miles south of the North Pole – it’s the northernmost American city. What makes this town so special? Every year in mid-November the sun sets as normal, but the next day it doesn’t rise. In fact, the sun remains below the horizon for 60+ days.

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Believe it or not, an entire city lives inside this 14-story building

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Cool Travel on Tuesday 13 January 2015

Welcome to Whittier, Alaska, a town of just over 200 residents, where almost all of them live in a 14-story former Army barracks. Built in 1956, this building is called Begich Towers and inside you’ll find everything that a regular town is home to: a police station, health clinic, church, and a laundromat. There’s also […]

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The truth is out: Alaska is the horniest of all American states

Marta Millere Contributor

By Marta Millere in New Trends on Thursday 10 April 2014

Digg’s latest research focuses on discovering which is the horniest state in the United States of America. And not the kind that you had in mind (when did we lose our innocence?!) but more around the funky, hard (again, stop) stuff that grows out of some animals’ heads. As they were counting the animals one […]

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Amazing abandoned igloo hotel in Alaska

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Architecture on Tuesday 29 January 2013

Developed in the 1970s, the massive four-storey Igloo City Hotel in Alaska has changed owners several times. The surreal piece of architecture remains to be fully constructed to this day, but we suspect no one from Cantwell, the nearest town 20 miles away, is complaining.

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Famous Felt People

Zolton Editor

By Zolton in New Art on Thursday 4 February 2010

So not everything that comes out of Wasilla, Alaska is stupid. These amazing Felt Alive Wool Sculptures by Alaskan artist Kay Petal are made from a hundred percent needle felted wool without any patterns or sewing stitches.

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World Beard and Moustache Championships

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By Zolton in New Events on Tuesday 19 January 2010

To be held in Trondheim, Norway, on May 14, 2011, the World Beard and Moustache Championships is a big deal. A BIG DEAL. Apparently, the United States is the ‘world’s new facial hair super power, having captured twelve world championship titles out of eighteen categories plus overall at the World Beard and Moustache Championships in […]

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Corey Arnold

Alison Zavos Contributor

By Alison Zavos in New Photography on Saturday 8 November 2008

Corey Arnold’s world straddles two disparate, yet wonderfully integrated, pursuits — he works as both a professional photographer and an Alaskan crab fisherman. Now there’s a story. We asked him how his inside perspective on human and animal relationships influences his photographs: ‘When I was a kid, I used to stalk birds and other animals with my BB gun in the backyard. My hunter instinct was strong and I’d spend hours searching for victims. Then, after killing something, I was torn by my adrenaline fueled sense of accomplishment and deep sadness for what I had done. The same applied to sport-fishing as a child. The goal was, of course, to seek out and kill the largest, most beautiful fish! At home, I’ve fathered many pets — cats, snakes, dogs, and rabbits. For some instinctual reason, I’m endlessly curious about animals. I like to be in close quarters with them, whether it be gutting a fish for dinner or letting my cat sleep on my head. The human animal series came along naturally. It’s a series of curious animal situations that I’ve encountered throughout my recent life. This is an ongoing series, an exploration of how we relate to animals, and it covers a broad perspective of events both real and designed. My time at sea as a commercial fisherman has given me a more animal perspective on animals than a human one in some ways. The goal is to make pictures that are sometimes brutal and often ridiculous, which is how I experience our shared world with animals’.

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Devin Leggett

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By Zolton in New Illustration on Thursday 10 April 2008

This illustration by Devin Leggett is one of several he did for a bike model for Norco Performance Bikes.

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