20 Fun Facts To Feed Your Brain
In 1980 the Supreme Court awarded the Sioux tribe 106 million dollars as compensation for land that was taken from them. The Sioux refused to accept the payment, and the money remains in the US Treasury to this day, accruing interest. $106 million dollar figure was based on the land value of 1877: The Supreme Court awarded eight Sioux tribes $106 million in compensation — the 1877 value of $17.5 million, plus interest. The Sioux Nation has refused to accept the award, saying they want their land returned. The money is held in accounts at the Treasury Department, accruing interest. As of 2011, the accounts are estimated to be valued at over $1 billion.
A 66-year-old hiker, who became lost on the Appalachian Trail, kept a journal documenting her 26-day ordeal before succumbing to lack of food and exposure. In one entry, she pleaded “When you find my body, please call my husband and daughter.” The last entry, dated on August 28 2013, reveals she survived for at least 26 days after she got lost while going off the trail to relieve herself. On one torn-out page, dated August 6, Largay wrote: “When you find my body, please call my husband George and my daughter Kerry. “It will be the greatest kindness for them to know that I am dead and where you found me — no matter how many years from now. “Please find it in your heart to mail the contents of this bag to one of them.”
Jackie Chan was set to be at one of the Twin Towers on September 11th to begin filming Nosebleed. In the movie Chan was supposed to play a window washer who foils a terrorist plot. The screenwriter, however, did not deliver the script on time for the actor.
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