Guy 'Pissed' Over Airline Ban After Touching Flight Attendant

Guy 'Pissed' Over Airline Ban After Touching Flight Attendant

 

 A San Diego man banned from Alaska Airlines for touching a flight attendant says he's a victim of discrimination against men. Mike Timon, angry over his treatment by the airline, tells the San Diego Union-Tribune that he was banned for touching the female flight attendant on the buttocks as he sat in first class on a flight from Oregon to San Diego on Dec. 26. Timon says he touched the woman politely on her back to get her attention so he could order a drink. Timon, who owns a medical equipment company and frequently flies first class, said that when no drink came, he pressed his call button, and a male flight attendant came to say he had been cut off. Timon said he had only had a single drink and was sober. He says his gesture was misunderstood as sexual harassment, and he was met by police who escorted him off the plane.

Police took statements from Timon and others but there was no further action. "For me to be accused of this, and for me to be escorted off the plane by police? This is it. I'm blowing up," Timon says. "It's unnecessary. It's discrimination toward me." He says widespread concern over sexual harassment has hurt men like him. "It's out of control and I am pissed," he says. Alaska spokeswoman Ann Johnson confirmed that Timon cannot fly on the airline pending the outcome of an investigation but said she could not provide specifics about his case. "Alaska Airlines will not tolerate any type of sexual misconduct that creates an unsafe environment for our guests and crew members and we are fully committed to do our part to address this serious issue," Johnson said.


Alaskan Bush People: 8 Scenes That Were So Fake (And 8 That Were Real)

Alaskan Bush People: 8 Scenes That Were So Fake (And 8 That Were Real)

A lot of people take a real guilty pleasure in watching some of the “reality” tv shows on these days. I’ll be honest when I say that I am not one of those people. However, I’ve learned a thing or two about the Alaskan Bush People, and–wow–are they an interesting family. I’m not sure if it’s because of the things that are actually true about them, or the things that are so clearly fake.

I’m pretty sure everyone knows by now that the Brown family of Alaskan Bush People is a little more well-off and a bit more technologically savvy than they try to make themselves out to be. But there are some really interesting things to know about them in spite of that. Things like how they didn’t even build their own cabin. They also stage relationship stuff for the boys on the show, just to give some sort of love angle for the show.

But then there are some interesting truths as well. Bear really can catch fish with his bare hands (and so can Snow). There really are some serious medical issues in the family from arthritis and seizures to Ami’s battle with cancer. Scroll on down to discover some weird and interesting truths and falsehoods about the Alaskan Bush People.

16. Fake – They’re Not From Alaska

This is something they really forgot to mention when talking about how they’re Alaskan natives who have spent all their lives in the northern wilderness. Aside from the fact that they are hardly in the wilderness (they’re a short stroll from a pizza place), they’re actually not from Alaska. They’re originally from Texas and Billy comes from an incredible amount of wealth. There was even some legal trouble with regards to poaching and tax manipulation due to where they actually lived and where they pretended to live. Either way, they live in a swanky place in California now, due to Ami’s failing health. This fact about where they’re from makes every scene where they talk about being from Alaska complete bullsh*t.

15. Real – They’ve Moved To Cali Because Of Ami’s Cancer

The Alaskan bush people have moved to Southern California. Why? Because Ami has some very serious medical issues. It turns out that she has lung cancer. Stage four lung cancer at that. Her doctors had given her a 3% chance to make it out alive. Amazingly, considering that most of the year she has been in treatment, she is still kicking and recently there was a Christmas episode of the show that aired to let everyone know that she is still alive and in good spirits. I find it a little gross though that they would capitalize this way on someone’s painful journey toward death. I mean, I guess we’re all on our way there, but she’s got less time and more pain than most people who sit and watch the show. In spite of how gross it seems to be, this medical issue is very serious and true.

14. Fake – The Bush People Didn’t Build Their Own Cabin

This is just hilarious. These bush people are supposed to be very savvy when it comes to living out in the wilderness and building what they need to adapt to their surroundings. However, it turns out that they didn’t actually build the cabin we see them working on in the show. Realistically, whenever the camera is capturing the Brown family doing one seemingly simple task (and using four people to do it), there is a whole crew of workers out of frame who were actually building the damned thing. So, if you ever find yourself going through reruns of this show for some silly reason, take a look at how much the family actually does during the “build” and then remind yourself that they didn’t actually put the thing together in the first place.

13. Real – Bam Bam Is Actually Really Into Art

It’s kind of nice to see that one of the guys who tried to act all “manly” on the show is allowed to show his artistic side without criticism. I mean, there’s plenty to criticize with each and every one of these characters, no doubt. But, the fact that you can actually watch as Bam Bam can draw some interesting charcoal art. The finished product is actually much better than what you see in this shot, but you can tell that he actually drew the thing himself. Often times there would be some interesting cuts, body doubles, and a whole lot of movie magic to produce the art. But here, Bam Bam is the actual artist. I don’t know if he’s honest about leaving images like this all over the woods, but he at least did produce this lone wolf.

12. Fake – Sabrina The Cow Doesn’t Belong To The Browns

This is so incredibly silly I don’t even know what to make of it. So, the Brown’s have a cow…except they don’t actually own the cow. Sabrina the cow actually belonged to dairy farmer Han Wolfisberg. “After moving to Alaska, Sabrina would stay with the Brown family for a month, while video footage was shot, before being adopted by an Alaskan local to live out the remainder of her life,” the farmer said. He sent his daughter Jan along with Sabrina the cow all the way from Washington in order for the bush people to have a “family cow”. Sabrina only stayed during filming for a month, and then was adopted by a local farmer nearby. I guess that’s a good thing, in case they decide to bring Sabrina back for another episode.

11. Real – Bear Can Actually Catch Fish With His Hands

Alright, this is actually pretty awesome. I don’t sit and watch this show, but while researching this article I did watch a few short clips of the show to get a better idea of the characters and what they actually do. Well, this segment is pretty hard to fake. It could be done, but given the camera angles they use, I’m pretty confident when I say that Bear Brown can actually catch salmon with his bare hands. And he’s pretty damn good at it. Snowbird Brown is also pretty fantastic with pulling Salmon out of the drink. Their older brother Bam Bam tried to help them, but he is apparently a bit of a clutz. I think it would have been better if he did up a charcoal drawing of his siblings catching fish with their hands. He would have been more useful that way.

10. Fake – Neighbours Never Shot At Them…Just Fireworks

There was a segment in an episode of Alaskan Bush People where the Browns swore that their neighbors were firing shots towards them in order to intimidate and get the Browns away from their property. The first question that comes to my mind is: wait they have neighbors who live that close? Yup, they don’t really live in the deep wilderness at all. And regarding the “shots fired” at the Brown’s, the real issue was that their crazy neighbor was firing fireworks at a helicopter overhead of his property because it was shaking his house. That’s pretty nutty, and I would think would be good for ratings. It would be a hilarious story for the show, but they kept the idea that the neighbor was firing warning shots at them; giving some sense of danger rather than hilarity.

9. Real – Bear Almost Dropped A Massive Piece Of Metal Onto His Brother

If you’ve ever watched the episode where Bear and one of his brothers are working on building a wind turbine in order to add to their power supply, then you’ll know already that Bear almost kills his brother in one seemingly passing moment on the show. They don’t make anything big of it, but as Bear is shimmying up the frame of the turbine with a massive pulley on his back, he accidentally drops the big piece of steel and it comes crashing down towards his brother. I believe it’s his brother Noah he almost kills. If it wasn’t for a crossbeam in the frame, it’s likely that Noah would have been at least knocked unconscious and left with a fractured skull. Given the size of the thing though, I think death would have been likely. It’s crazy that they didn’t make a bigger deal of it.

8. Fake – Noah’s Date Is An Actress

Do you remember that time where Noah had a date named Karynna? Well, if you don’t recall, or don’t watch the show because you rightly think it’s stupid, then let me inform you about it. Trying to add a love connection for Noah in the show, Karynna wasn’t asked out by the cast member. She was hired by the producers. Karynna Kaufmann is an actor who was brought on specifically to be the love interest for Noah. Obviously, it didn’t quite work out, but that was meant to be the way of it. After all, she was only in the relationship because she was getting paid to fake it. It’s a good thing that they never actually really lived in that cabin and that they typically live at the nearby hotel. Otherwise, things might get a little more awkward for poor Karynna.

7. Real – Ami Has Arthritis And Billy Has Seizures

Before Ami was diagnosed with cancer, she was already discussing with Billy the idea of leaving the Alaskan wilderness to be closer to a hospital. Ami has some pretty painful arthritis, and she is right to assume that as they get older, they should be closer to medical attention. Billy has a more serious condition, which viewers discovered in one episode where Billy collapses and almost loses consciousness and feeling in his toes. Apparently, he is prone to seizures. And this is actually a legit medical issue he has. It wasn’t just “reality” tv bullsh*t. Given that he was losing feeling as well, I wonder if he hasn’t been having mini-strokes. Either way, now the Brown family will be much closer to medical attention, sadly because of Ami’s cancer.

6. Fake – Producers Tricked A Girl Into A Date Phone Call

This is just pathetic. The lengths producers will go to in order to add that romantic angle to boost ratings is just sad. The producers on the show hired a woman who ran an Alaskan dating site to wrangle in a girl on the pretence that she would be a part of an Alaskan dating show. Roped in by this, the poor girl was subjected to some phone conversations with Gabe ‘Bear’ Brown. After some time, the girl was no longer contacted and she eventually found out that her conversation had nothing to do with a dating show. How did she find out? Because the phone conversation was edited to suit the show and appeared on Alaskan Bush People without this girl’s permission. There was obviously a damn decent amount of outrage over this.

5. Real – Matt Almost Blew Himself Up!

As most of the family traveled to California to deal with the very serious issue of Ami Brown’s lung cancer, eldest son Matt decided to stay at the “homestead”. It seems to be that while he was out there, he let his bad habits get the best of him and he might have got a little drunk. During that time out there all alone in the Alaskan “wilderness”, the bears were apparently getting a little too friendly. So, what did Matt do in order to ward the bears off? He took a refrigerator, put a mason jar, some black powder, and a cannon fuse in it, and…well…BOOM! He split his head open and thankfully crew were close at hand to get him help. Nine staples later and a visit to rehab and Matt is still around.

4. Fake – The Browns Are All Over Social Media!

So, here’s the thing…the Alaskan bush people love to talk about how little they know about technology. They don’t even really know how to use an iPhone. They don’t know anything about “Brangelina”. They don’t even know who Kim Kardashian is. However, they have their own YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. They don’t want to show this off in a show based on the idea that they’re living off the land in the middle of nowhere with no reception and no modern tech. However, the kids have a pretty prominent presence online. It could have something to do with the fact that they are a very short journey from civilization and the fact that they basically live in a hotel during the filming of the show. I’m sure they have WiFi.

3. Real – Ami Brown Scared Away Bear’s Date

This is pretty hilarious. At a nearby cabin (because these guys don’t live very far away from civilization at all) Bear finds himself smitten with a girl. They go on a “date” which I’m pretty sure just means he met her, chatted with her for a bit, then assumed that meant it was a date…then for their second “date” Bear insists that the girl come to meet his mommy. Now, the “dating” thing was sort of set up, but the conversation that followed with Ami Brown was definitely not. She instantly went in on the girl about making sure she wanted a family because Bear needed to get married and start having kids so that Mommy Brown could have grandkids. Boy, oh boy, did that ever scare the sh*t out of the poor girl. Let’s just say that she didn’t find her way on to another episode.

2. Fake – The Browns Don’t Actually Live In That Cabin

This is perhaps one of the most pathetic pieces of fakery on the entire show. It basically makes the entire premise of the show fake. The cabin that everyone “lives in” on the show…yeah, they don’t actually live in it at all. They’re there when the cameras are rolling, sure. But the reality of the situation is that they tend to spend most of their off-camera time at a nearby hotel. They are so well known to be there by the locals that they even know some of the Brown boys try their hand at picking ladies up at the bar there whenever they can. Of course, this is the sort of thing you might expect when the “reality” show is based off a book in the first place. So, every time they talk about staying in that cabin…every one of those scenes is bullsh*t.

1. Real – Snow Keeps The Family Together Now

This is perhaps one of the saddest parts of the Brown family. Snowbird Brown is now basically the mother figure in the family. With Ami going through her painful battle with lung cancer, Snow has picked up a lot of the slack and spends a lot of time keeping the family together and functioning. In the shot above, for those of you who don’t know, she is the one standing in the back with the red toque. Snow is often in the background and has always worked to show that she can handle her own on the show and in the family, but it’s pretty clear no that she is stronger than most of the family, including her muscle-bound big brothers. It’s pretty sad that this is the way that the family finally sees how strong she is.

 


Unalaska, Alaska Has More Bald Eagles Than You Can Shake A Stick At

Unalaska, Alaska Has More Bald Eagles Than You Can Shake A Stick At

 

America's national bird isn't super common in most of the country. Unalaska, Alaska is an exception.


Innovative Whales Discover Easy New Food Source

Innovative Whales Discover Easy New Food Source

 

The hatcheries of southeast Alaska spend months raising juvenile salmon until they're ready for life on their own in the wide-open ocean. The big day comes, the young fish are released, and they're ... immediately eaten by a hungry whale that's been waiting for this exact moment. A study published Tuesday in Royal Society Open Science found humpback whales have learned they can gorge on waves of salmon if they hang out around hatcheries during the times fish are released. The study started after a humpback whale was caught on video feeding near a hatchery in 2008. "This is a new source of prey, as far as we can tell," study author Ellen Chenoweth tells the New York Times.

 

 

New Scientist reports Alaskan hatcheries are acting like fast-food restaurants for the whales, who impressively navigate shallow water, the shore, docks, and holding pens to feed on the newly released salmon. So far the behavior doesn't seem to have spread to the humpback population at large but rather belongs to a handful of whales that have made it a key part of their annual feeding schedule. "In some cases, they return year after year," Chenoweth says. While humpback whales gobbling hatchery salmon isn't great for the economy of southeast Alaska, it could be a sign the whales—which once bordered on extinction—can innovate to survive climate change. "They will develop new tactics and do stuff you've never seen before," Chenoweth tells the Times.

 

 

Alaska Teen Trashes Supermarket Store And Shoots At Employee

Alaska Teen Trashes Supermarket Store And Shoots At Employee

An 18-year-old accused of shooting and injuring a Carrs-Safeway employee following a scuffle inside the Aurora Village location early Saturday morning was indicted Thursday on additional charges. An Anchorage grand jury indicted Devon Brown on 16 charges, including: attempted murder, first-and second-degree assault, weapons misconduct, criminal mischief as well as 12 counts of third-degree assault for threatening the lives of others at the scene.


Some Russians Are Bitter About Selling Alaska To US

Some Russians Are Bitter About Selling Alaska To US

Thursday marked the 150th anniversary of Russia's sale of Alaska to the US—and in honor of the occasion, the New York Times takes a look at Russian attitudes toward the sale. Turns out some Russians are pretty bitter about it, claiming that Russia would be even stronger today if the country had kept hold of Alaska and its vast natural riches; the Times notes that the issue is an especially sensitive one given the current battle for influence over the Arctic. Even Vladimir Putin recently weighed in on the matter, saying Thursday that "what the US does in Alaska, it does on the global level." He said he's especially concerned about the US developing a missile system there.

The Russians, who started to settle Alaska in 1784, sold it less than a century later amid fears that Britain might seize it or Americans might overrun it if gold were discovered there. For the US, the deal meant a closer trade position with China and increased protection of the West Coast from the British, although of course there were some who called the $7.2 million purchase ($125 million in today's dollars) "Seward's folly." (William H. Seward, then-US secretary of state, signed the deal with Russia.) For the indigenous people of Alaska, the anniversary brings mixed emotions; Alaska's Native peoples were mistreated by both the Russians and the Americans. Professor William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, a descendant of Inupiaq Eskimos, takes an extensive look at the deal and its impact on Alaska's Native peoples at The Conversation.

 

Some of the Dirtiest Air in US Can Be Found at North Pole

Some of the Dirtiest Air in US Can Be Found at North Pole

Odds are old Saint Nick was happy to flee the North Pole to make his annual rounds this Christmas. A dirty haze has settled over this part of northern Alaska, hovering over streets named Santa Claus Lane. The New York Times pins the blame on what it calls an "only-in-Alaska" pollution problem: People use old, inefficient wood-burning stoves, and when the smoke goes out their chimneys, frigid temperatures force it back down to ground level. That results in the highest readings in the nation of a pollution measure called PM 2.5, which refers to fine-particulate matter. In fact, the area suffered a record stretch of six consecutive days earlier this month with air deemed unhealthy, reports the Fairbanks News-Miner. This ground-level pollution is seen as particularly dangerous because it can get directly into lungs.

The dirty woodstove problem is particularly pronounced in the Fairbanks-North Pole area, about the size of New Jersey. With cleaner natural gas in short supply and heating oil expensive, wood is the fuel of choice as temperatures hover around minus 20 below. Upgrading to a more efficient wood stove is expensive, even with local government assistance, and many independent Alaskans balk at the cost—and being told what to do. (An education campaign is trying to spread the word that upgrading is actually a wise investment, notes the Frontiersman.) Failing to comply could result in residents being fined, and the borough losing federal transportation funds if the EPA declares the area in violation of the Clean Air Act. "Both sides are digging in their heels," Mayor Karl Kassel tells the Times.

 


Cocky UFC MMA Fighter Gets KO'd IN 30 Seconds

Cocky UFC MMA Fighter Gets KO'd IN 30 Seconds

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Kai Kara France from New Zealand fought a taller Terrance Mitchell from Alaska on The Ultimate Fighter 24. Kai got the knockout over his much taller opponent in just 30Secs!


Sea Monster Spotted In Alaska

Sea Monster Spotted In Alaska

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This video has some monstrous shit in it. The fuck is that?


ONLY IN ALASKA...

ONLY IN ALASKA...

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The bear ran the cops in circles

 


Alaska Fishermen Catch Halibut Larger Than A Friggin’ Jeep, Truly A Living Dinosaur

Alaska Fishermen Catch Halibut Larger Than A Friggin’ Jeep, Truly A Living Dinosaur

 

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A total behemoth of a Halibut fish was caught last week in Alaska, and while it weighed in at roughly 60 pounds off of a record this fish is still large enough to swallow a Golden Retriever and/or bear cub and not think twice about it. By the miracle of fate, reporter Abigail Collins of Alaska’s KFSK-FM Radio was on the docks when this huge halibut showed up at the scales and managed to take a picture of this living dinosaur that has been spread like wildfire amongst the fishing community, going viral almost the instant she snapped the photograph.

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This incredible fish weighed in at a whopping 396-pounds, which is around 60 or so pounds shy of the 459lb0oz all tackle world record for Pacific Halibut set by angler Jack Tragis in Alaska’s Dutch Harbor back on June 11th, 1996. Halibut is one of my favorite fish to eat in the world, it’s absolutely delicious when prepared properly. If you’re wondering when the best time of year to eat Pacific Halibut is I’d say that now is one of the top times!

The year-round chilly waters of Alaska produce some of the largest Halibut found anywhere in the world. The frigid waters help create the perfect cornucopia of factors allowing the largest halibut (fish) in the world to grow, most notably the icy Alaskan water means slower metabolisms from the apex predators so fish like Halibut face considerably less danger than they would in somewhere like The Caribbean or Hawaii (Halibut would also never be found in those waters for the very same reasons). Across the country, over in the Northern Atlantic’s chilly waters we also get very huge halibut but the all-tackle world record for Atlantic Halibut doesn’t reside within America. That record was set by angler Thomas Nielsen on July 28th, 2004 when he brought a 418lb13oz Atlantic Halibut to the scales in Vannaya Troms, Norway.

For more on this catch be sure to click on over to Alaska’s KFSK.org,


Alaska's Woolly Mammoths Likely Died Of Thirst

Alaska's Woolly Mammoths Likely Died Of Thirst

 

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Some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths literally died of thirst, according to a new study published in theProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The ancient animals were still living on a small island off the coast of Alaska until about 5,600 years ago—or 5,000 or so years after most woolly mammoths had died off, theAlaska Dispatch News reports. The study concludes it was a lack of fresh water that finally did in the holdouts on St. Paul Island. According to the BBC, rising ocean levels at the end of the Ice Age not only shrank the woolly mammoths' island home, but inundated freshwater reservoirs with seawater.

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The study's author, Russ Graham, tells the Guardian there were probably only two watering holes left for the mammoths at the end, and those were shallower and saltier than before. The problem was exacerbated by more mammoths crowding around fewer water sources, trampling vegetation and eroding sediment into the water. Modern elephants can drink more than 50 gallons of water per day; woolly mammoths would likely have needed even more to keep their hairy bodies cool in a warming climate. With little fresh water left, the St. Paul mammoths were likely killed off by heat stress and dehydration. A professor at the Swedish Museum of Natural History says the study likely makes the mammoths' demise the "most well-described and best understood prehistoric extinction event."

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Man In Front-End Loader Robs Liquor Store, Leads Cops On Slow-Speed Chase

Man In Front-End Loader Robs Liquor Store, Leads Cops On Slow-Speed Chase

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He thought he could lose ‘em.

The “he” in this case is a man in Anchorage, Alaska, who, in the early hours of the morning on May 26, smashed a stolen front-end loader through the window of a liquor store, stole several bottles of booze, and then led police on a slow-speed chase that ended with predictable results.

It was after 3 a.m. when the man, Joseph Martin, smashed his way into the Brown Jug liquor store “ripping off most of the front entrance of the store,” according to a witness, reports Alaska Dispatch News.

He then took off as fast as the slow-moving construction vehicle he’d stolen earlier could carry him.

Eating up the pavement at speeds of up to 15 miles per hour, the heavy machinery bandit led police on a merry chase as they followed patiently along. Eventually boxed in inside an RV park, Martin finished his wild night by leaping from the machine and being handcuffed on the ground. Shockingly, police say Martin’s breath was producing “a strong odor of alcohol.”

Acting on a tip from our film department regarding famous slow-speed chases in cinema, Chaostrophic has reached deep into our archives for a relevant clip from the critically-acclaimed 2002 film “Undercover Brother.”

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Awww Yeah, Grizzly Bears And Polar Bears Are Now Doing It In The Hopes Of Making Some Sort Of Grizzly-polar Super Bear Hybrid

Awww Yeah, Grizzly Bears And Polar Bears Are Now Doing It In The Hopes Of Making Some Sort Of Grizzly-polar Super Bear Hybrid

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This is sort of like that, but replace “sex slump” with “global warming-induced sex slump” and “you” with “bears”

Grizzly bears are fucking polar bears now.

A hunter recently bagged the mutant spawn, and now scientists fear they will take over the Arctic.

“It looks like a polar bear but…it’s got brown paws and big claws like a grizzly. And the shape of a grizzly head,” [said Didji] Ishalook, …who lives in Arviat, [in the Candadian Arctic]

While previously known to occur, the intermingling was thought to be rare. However, it’s becoming increasingly more common as the climate changes.

Less ice makes it harder for the bears to hunt, [Dave Garshelis, a research scientist with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources] said, pushing them onto land farther south. At the same time, the warming climate has allowed grizzly bears to move farther north, creating more opportunities for the genetically similar polar bears and grizzlies to cross paths.

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But warm weather is perfect for fucking (ever had sex after hanging out all night on a rooftop bar? It’s fantastic). Most of the time, it is the male grizzly screwing the female polar bear. Lady grizzly bears tend not to venture north enough to bang polar bear dudes.

Yet, fun as the fucking is, scientists are worried this kind of interbreeding could spell doom for the polar bear species. Via The Washington Post:

Polar bears are getting the short end of the stick in this relationship, not “gaining any genetic diversity,” said Geoff York, who led research on polar bears at the World Wildlife Fund for almost a decade before joining Amstrup at PBI.

Andrew Derocher, a professor of biological studies at the University of Alberta, has spent three decades studying bears throughout the Arctic. He, too, has a sobering view about where the hybridization is heading.

“I hate to say it, but from a genetic perspective, it’s quite likely grizzly bears will eat polar bears up, genetically,” he told me. And he says the changes are already at play.

That’s kind of a bummer, but hey, you gotta break a few eggs to make super bears.

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Polar bear (Ursus maritimus) the shape of this bear's body, it's short neck, and it's odd face-when compared to other polar bears-lead one to believe it may be a grizzly bear hybrid, on the 1002 coastal plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska. 

The Untold Truth Of Ice Road Truckers

The Untold Truth Of Ice Road Truckers

Since making its hugely popular debut in 2007, Ice Road Truckers has been a ratings machine for the History Channel. Millions of viewers have tuned in to watch the often dangerous Arctic exploits of the show's drivers, but as with any long-running show, the stories behind the scenes are often just as interesting as what we see onscreen. Watch our original video above to learn more, or keep reading below. And don't forget to subscribe to Looper on YouTube for more untold truth!
Things can get dangerous for the crew, too


The members of the production crew obviously aren't the focus of the show, but they're right there with the drivers—and their jobs can be just about as dangerous. A Creative Planet Network report from 2012 detailed the work necessary to put the show together, including literally hanging out of a "chase car" to get footage of moving trucks, sometimes with nothing more than a seatbelt for security. A pair of crew members were even hospitalized after crashing their truck into a semi during a blizzard in 2009.

There's an Ice Road Truckers movie in development


Fox optioned the movie rights to an Ice Road Truckers movie in 2008, and two years later, the studio hired Max Payne director John Moore to helm the feature. Moore described his vision for the Truckers movie to Deadline, calling the 3D action thriller a "tough guy" feature. He added, "Here's a bunch of characters who tackle problems by getting in there and getting things done. We'll turn it into a mission movie that hearkens back to Towering Inferno, Jaws, or The Guns of Navarone. You got a problem, go solve it." We can see the posters now: "Kick some Ice;" "Go Truck Yourself;" "Something about Roads"…these taglines write themselves!

One Trucker had problems with the law


Timothy Zickuhr, a season two cast member of the Truckers spinoff series Deadliest Roads, made headlines in 2015 when he stood trial for two felony charges of kidnapping and extortion. According to prosecutors, Zickuhr imprisoned a prostitute after claiming she'd stolen money from him, allegedly assaulting her while she was in captivity. She eventually tricked Zickuhr into calling a police officer, who then lured him into a meeting where he was arrested. Zickuhr was also accused of assaulting and robbing an 80-year-old woman—a crime police linked him to after he ditched his flip-flops while fleeing the scene. He was ultimately sentenced to a five-to-15-year prison term.
Another Trucker sued the producers of the show


Hugh "Polar Bear" Rowland was a popular mainstay during the show's first eight seasons, but was notably absent when Ice Road Truckers returned for Season 9 in 2015. The reason for Rowland's sudden disappearance? A lawsuit he filed in early 2014 alleging that a producer's reckless driving was responsible for injuries Rowland sustained in an accident. TMZ reported that Rowland claimed "severe and permanent injuries" as a result of the crash, and his wife added that she was deprived of "love, companionship, and the enjoyment of sexual relations."
Even being a fan of the show can be dangerous


We've all long since accepted the knowledge that much of the "reality" we see on reality TV has been staged and edited, but whatever the Ice Road Truckers production staff might change between filming the show and bringing it to the screen, the danger depicted is very real. Brett Colley, a military veteran and 45-year-old novice trucker who was inspired to change careers after watching the show, died on a run in 2012 when his vehicle left the highway. According to his sister, Colley had only achieved his dream of driving ice roads six months before the crash. "It made us all really proud," she told Business Insider. "I told all my friends that my brother was a real-life ice road trucker."
But don't believe everything you see


Meanwhile, though much of what Ice Road Truckers depicts is real, there's plenty that's been changed in an effort to create good TV. Truckers star Rick Yemm explained in a 2012 interview with Huliq: "They take small parts of our personality, like, yeah, I'm brash, I'm not always the most politically correct person and all that stuff. But, that's not ME. That's a small part of me that they exploit [...] This is all their thing, that they push these stories to the point that we have to go along with it or we're not involved."


Murderers Are Getting Younger Every Day - School Suspends 1st-Graders For Plotting To Poison Classmate

Murderers Are Getting Younger Every Day - School Suspends 1st-Graders For Plotting To Poison Classmate

Three first-grade students at Winterberry Charter School in Anchorage have been suspended after plotting to poison and kill a classmate, the school principal says.

In a bizarre case, Anchorage police say there indeed appeared to be a plot among the students to harm a classmate at the school last week. The substance the children planned to use as a poison, silica gel, is generally considered to be non-toxic but the students believed it was harmful, according to a letter the school sent to parents.

Jennifer Castro, spokeswoman for APD, says a fellow student alerted adults when he or she learned of the plan.

"We're grateful that that student was able to speak up and obviously at such a young age," Castro said.

Parents of first-grade students received an email from the school principal notifying them of the incident on March 22.

It says, in part, "Three students in the class were planning on using the silica gel packets (these are not actually poison, but the students believed they were) from their lunchtime seaweed to poison and kill another student."

The plot was never put into action according to Castro. A School Resource Officer responded to the school and investigated the case.

"The important lesson here is to really teach your kids if they hear something like this, something where someone intends to do harm to someone else, they should tell someone that they trust right away," Castro said.

The Anchorage School District and the Winterberry principal would not comment further on the incident, but confirmed the email was sent to parents and that three students would be returning to the school following their suspension.

Winterberry Charter School has a 405-student wait list according to ASD.

( KTUU - TV )

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Naked Lady High On Synthetic Drugs Lays Waste To A Subway Shop In Alaska

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I imagine there isn’t much to do in Alaska when hopped up on drugs. You could fight a bear, or fight a salmon, or fight a mountain.

Ingenious, bored drug users must go out out of their minds finding ways to keep themselves entertained.

One 35-year-old woman in Anchorage has a new way to have fun. Get naked and trash an entire Subway franchise.

I’m in.

Nikki Abrell was allegedly high on ‘spice’ (synthetic marijuana) when she locked herself in a bathroom in a Subway in East Anchorage, Alaska. Two hours later she came out without her clothes and, according to witnesses, began trashing the place, per KTUU:

When she emerged two hours later she was no longer wearing any clothes, and began to break the furniture, pull down ceiling tiles and throw around the food, tables and chairs inside the restaurant.

Hey you gotta do what you gotta do when you’re bored and high at the end of the earth.

Here’s video of the (very slow) rampage. Warning: She is naked.

Naked Lady High On Synthetic Drugs Lays Waste To A Subway Shop In Alaska