If Hollywood is to be believed, all that northern exposure has made the people of Alaska a little quirky. They alternately befriend and battle bears, become paranoid insomniacs during the endless days, seek solace in the wild -- and, oh, the men grow in trees.
Before Republican presidential candidate John McCain selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate, a lot of what people in the lower 49 states knew about Alaska came from books, movies and television shows. Palin's nomination for...Full Story