Thursday, January 13, 2005

Doing the Crazy Chicken

Talking to a native Alaskan about the Fairbanks-area town of Fox, which led to animal-named Alaska towns, which led to the infamous Chicken (if you've missed it, a huge forest fire from the summer came to be known as the Chicken fire for its proximity to the town)

'You know why they named their town Chicken?' he asked.
'Because they got tired of not being able to spell Ptarmigan.'

Man. I hope that's true.