Want some Alaska fun facts? Here's some courtesy of The Encyclopedia of Trivia
The name Alaska came from a native American word meaning "object to which the action of the sea is directed."
The United States purchased Alaska for $7.2 million or about 2 cents an acre on March 30, 1867. It became an organized (or incorporated) territory on May 11, 1912, and the 49th state of the U.S. on January 3, 1959.
Alaska is so big, you could fit 75 New Jerseys in it.
Alaska has a longer coastline than all the other US states combined.
"Alaska" is the only state that can be typed using only one row on a computer keyboard.
In Alaska, there are laws against pushing a moose from a plane, viewing a moose from a plane, and giving a moose beer.