1) Would-be thieves in small Alaska village steal frozen pizzas, sell them to police
"Police say they received a strong tip when 29-year-old John Koozaata and 21-year-old Lewis Oozeva called the police department and tried to sell the pizzas to on-duty officers."
2) Man driving motorhome leads Alaska State Troopers on a chase
"Eligah Christian of Wasilla was arrested Friday morning, but not before he mashed the bulky vehicle into several patrol cars."
3) They're back! The end of winter also means the arrival of mosquitoes
"[Derik S.] Sikes [curator of insects at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Museum of the North] recently was asked to estimate the weight of all of the mosquitoes in Alaska, and the numbers are surprising. Based on an estimate of the amount of mosquitoes killed by spiders, Sikes said every year Alaska is home to 17 trillion mosquitoes, weighing in at a whopping 96,191,666 pounds."
I have several questions... First of all, while extrapolating from "an estimate of the amount of mosquitoes killed by spiders" sounds reasonable to me, how is the number of mosquitoes killed by spiders any easier to estimate than the number of mosquitoes at all? Also, 96,191,666 pounds? How good is this estimate, such that we get a whopping 8 significant figures?
Oh, well. Here