Five More Weird Laws In Alaska

6. Slingshots need to be licensed

If for any reason you would need to carry a slingshot while out and about in the city of Haines, then you’ll need a valid license for it. This law extends to metal knuckles, dirks or daggers.

7. Don’t drop a moose from airplanes.

For 37 years, the small town of Talkeetna in Alaska held a moose poo-dropping contest. This involved painting moose poo, numbering it and dropping it from a helicopter onto a target. But in 2009, the festivities came to a halt when PETA launched a campaign to stop the dropping of a real moose from a helicopter. The entire scenario was a huge misunderstanding as both sides tried to explain what the event was really about. Eventually, city officials stepped in and stopped the festival by banning both the mooses and their droppings from being flung out of a helicopter.

8. Children should not build snowmen taller than themselves

Alaska has experienced pretty severe snowstorms and during these situations it is hard to distinguish between the snowmen and real children covered in snow.

9. Don’t tie your dog to the roof of your car

This ordinance from Anchorage, Alaska, states that “No person driving a motor vehicle shall transport any animal in the back of the vehicle in a space intended for any load on top of the vehicle on a street unless the space is enclosed or has side and tail walls to a height of at least 46 inches extending vertically from the floor, or the animal is -tethered to the vehicle or is protected by a secured container or cage, in a manner which will prevent the animal from being thrown, falling or jumping from the vehicle”.

10. “Attractive nuisances” are banned

This one is from Soldotna, Alaska. An “attractive nuisance” is basically any object that will attract a bear (i.e., garbage, fish, beef, etc,). By discouraging bears to come around, dangerous encounters between humans and bears including expensive bear relocations or shootings are reduced.

Facts About Cheddar Cheese

Cheddar is a type of hard cheese made from cow’s milk. The cheese originates from the village of Cheddar in Somerset, south west England. Cheddar Gorge on the edge of the village contains a number of caves, which provided the ideal humidity and steady temperature for maturing the cheese.

Romans may have brought the recipe to Britain from the Cantal region of France. The first record of cheddar cheese dates back to the 12th century. In 1170, King Henry II bought 4,640 kg (10,240 lb) at a farthing per pound. Charles I (1600–1649) also bought cheese from Somerset. Cheddar cheese traditionally had to be made within 48 km (30 mi) of Wells Cathedral.

Central to the modernisation and standardisation of Cheddar cheese was the 19th-century Somerset dairyman Joseph Harding. For his technical innovations, promotion of dairy hygiene, and volunteer dissemination of modern cheese-making techniques, he has been dubbed “the father of Cheddar cheese”.

Before World War I, more than 3,500 cheese producers were in Britain; fewer than 100 remained  after World War II. During World War II, and for nearly a decade after, most milk in Britain was used for the making of one single kind of cheese nicknamed “Government Cheddar” as part of war economies and rationing. This almost resulted in wiping out all other cheese production in the country.

According to a United States Department of Agriculture researcher, Cheddar cheese is the world’s most popular variety of cheese, and the most studied type of cheese in scientific publications. However, it is the second most popular cheese in the US after Mozzarella. This cheese is different from other cheeses in how it is made. After the curds are heated, they are cut and stacked. The stacks are then turned periodically and re-stacked. This process is called cheddaring.

Cheddar is the most popular cheese for burgers. The state of Wisconsin produces the most cheddar cheese in the United States. Scott of the Antarctic took with him 1600 kg (3500 lb) of cheddar made in Cheddar on his famous expedition in 1901.

Queen Victoria was given a giant wheel of cheese weighing 450 kg (1000 lb) as a wedding gift.The largest cheese sculpture in the world is mad from cheddar cheese. It weighs 1,415.662 kg (3,121 lb), and was achieved by Erik Acquistapace, Sarah Kaufmann and Kerry Henning (all USA) in Covington, Louisiana, USA, on 11 November 2018. The sculpture was created from a single block of aged cheddar cheese, and featured an alligator in a chef’s hat frying a turkey. After the attempt, the cheese was cut up and sold to the public.