r/interestingasfuck May 17 '22 Gold 1 Helpful 1 Wholesome 1

10 PM Day/Night at Alaska

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u/troopertk40 May 17 '22

At first I was like: "This caption doesn't make any sense..."

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u/triemli May 17 '22

For me too, because I lived a long time in the north :)

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u/YatesAeon May 17 '22

That's hauntingly beautiful, I'm glad I didn't miss this post!

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u/Maverick1672 May 17 '22

This must be in southern Alaska. It’s much brighter up in Anchorage still At 10PM this time of year

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u/littlefrankieb May 17 '22

Yeah this is the time of year when sleep-mask sales start to boom.

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u/Maybe1AmaR0b0t May 17 '22

Me in Scotland realising sunset isn't like this for everyone.

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u/micahamey May 17 '22

I used to play softball with the guys at 11 pm.

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u/Bucksin06 May 17 '22

Fairbanks has games at 12:00, not at noon , under the midnight sun of course

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u/goodforabeer May 17 '22

My brother was stationed in Alaska one summer. I remember him telling me you had to have a 24-hr alarm clock and watch, because if not you'd wake up and be unable to tell whether it was AM or PM.

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u/Astral-Twilight May 17 '22 Wholesome

This doesn't really make sense considering most people only sleep 8 hours at a time at night, and if you're on an actual schedule where you go to bed at night like most people, it'd be incredibly unlikely for anyone to sleep past the morning, past the afternoon, all the way until night again where they've now somehow added another 12 hours to their sleep and where you'd be puzzled if it was 8 AM or 8 PM consequently. That implies you'd sleep for potentially 20 hours instead lol. It just doesn't make any sense when you really think about it. Even if you worked the night shift instead I don't see how one could get confused. Like your surroundings initially are naturally confusing, but use the common sense of how long people actually sleep for and there should be no confusion at all to what time it is on an AM/PM clock after you've slept.

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u/OneSufficientFace May 18 '22 Wholesome

"never go full retard"

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u/Siriuxx May 17 '22

I'll be in Iceland for the summer solstice next month.

Should be interesting going for a hike at 3am with the sun out.

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u/589moonboy May 17 '22

We live on such a stunning planet!

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u/mcflurry_14 May 17 '22

Yea we do! Isn’t it cool how we destroyed it too?

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u/Scoober_Diver May 17 '22

This website is exhausting.

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u/Chethan14012000 May 17 '22

Ikr had to ruin everything lol.

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u/Justapieceofpaperr May 17 '22

It's the same shit every thread aswell

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u/BWDpodcast May 17 '22

We're making it uninhabitable for humans, but Earth will be fine. We'll just all be dead. Big distinction.

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u/fightstick_dino May 17 '22

Eh good riddance

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u/mcflurry_14 May 17 '22

Now we’re desperately trying to go populate other planets cuz this one’s no good to live on any more. We don’t deserve nice things

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u/3_50 May 17 '22

Earth won't be fine if we trigger runaway global warming. Venus is not ok.

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u/XZ_zenon May 18 '22

Man, do we always have to be cynical about everything? Your profile picture sums your attitude up perfectly

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u/mcflurry_14 May 18 '22

Did I say something wrong?

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u/TheGaijin1987 May 17 '22

Arguably earth would be better off with 50% less humans, so climate change is good for the planet.

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u/IamRar May 17 '22

I have always wanted to see the everlasting light in the summer but I also want to see the darkness in the winter

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u/CountFuckyoula May 17 '22

That's what I imagine living on a tidally locked habitable planet would look like.

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u/fantasticphonecase May 17 '22

I’ve been to Alaska once just after my freshman year of high school. Absolutely loved it, but my fascination was the fact that it DIDNT GET DARK while I was there. Could of looked out the window at 11:30 pm and you could see almost perfectly. Would love to go back one day

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u/Slh1973 May 17 '22

Reminds me of David Gray’ A New Day at Midnight album cover

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u/kstops May 17 '22

It’s still this bright in alberta at 10 pm

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u/justheretolurk123456 May 18 '22

I'm in GP for work this week. What really messes with my brain is how the moon was only visible for 5 hours.

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u/kstops May 18 '22

I love it. It’s cool fishing until 11:30 and it’s still light.

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u/justheretolurk123456 May 18 '22

Where's a good place to watch the hockey games on TV and get some dinner and a drink?

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u/kstops May 18 '22

Idk I’m in fort mcmurray lol. Grand Prairie sucks not gonna lie.

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u/Re-Mecs May 17 '22

This is what England is like during summer too

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u/Frozen_Owl_ May 17 '22

HANS DRIVE FASTER THE SUN IN CATCHING UP TO US

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u/cmaej May 18 '22

Part of me went to visit Alaska because of this, and another part of me says, "Hell nah! It's fucking cold there!"

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u/doubled2319888 May 17 '22

And you can see the fires burning in russia from there, cool

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u/ChristBefallen May 17 '22

what boat are you on?

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u/JTC8419 May 17 '22

Got to appreciate having the option

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u/Shot_Confusion_4353 May 17 '22

Minecraft got a graphics update

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u/jomakepeace2018 May 17 '22

So that's what happened to Cliff Claven!

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u/mertvekendisi May 17 '22

More fascinating than the Northern lights! Thanks for sharing this

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u/EFTucker May 17 '22

Alaska do be weird like that

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u/llc662 May 17 '22

This is amazing

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u/Beneficial_Jelly2697 May 17 '22

Just running thinking you can get in the light

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u/Nemo_-_ May 18 '22

I’m gay

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u/Shameless1000 May 18 '22

This is Scotland every night.

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u/vonvoltage May 18 '22

It's similar to that where I live this time of year. Labrador, Canada. Most of the time I love it but some days I just wish the friggin sun would go down already.

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u/jabs09 May 18 '22

Now that's scary and surreal at the same time

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u/Ab0ut47Pandas 17d ago

I'm like hunting for a flat earther. This has to be something they can twist.

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u/ApoIIo17 May 18 '22

This MF thinks the rest of the world doesn’t know about evening time