There’s a Juno in Texas but not in Alaska

On December 25, 2010 · 1 Comments

I’ll bet any Alaska residents who happened to be watching the NBC Nightly News this evening would be surprised to learn that the capital of their state is Juno. I happened to be sort-of watching the news in the background as I was working on an article I’ll post tomorrow. The story was about a Next Generation air traffic control system using satellite navigation systems and GPS avionics. It’s being rolled out initially to a small number of sites including, if you believe the graphic:

Juneau not Juno

Juno, Alaska!

For those of you not familiar with the town — I’m thinking perhaps some of the international audience — be assured that it’s actually Juneau, Alaska. I’ve even been there myself a couple of times.

I would guess that they probably don’t have a large staff on-hand for fact checking on Christmas. Either that or someone who had to work today decided to have a little fun.

I’m also pretty sure they weren’t referencing the Juno in Texas.

On December 25, 2010 · 1 Comments

One Response to “There’s a Juno in Texas but not in Alaska”

  1. Steve says:

    reminds me of a good/simple trivia question to set the level of the room – the 4 state cap’s with 2 ‘u”s in the name, Juneau of course being one.

    Of course, 12MC readers know this and probably have it tattooed somewhere, but it’s still a fun question.

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