Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fact of the Day: Cheap Russian Land


Before Alaska belonged to the United States, it was under Russian control.



Russia needed money one day, and the U.S. bought the land for 7.2 million. Granted a lot of money back then that it was today, but it was only 2 cents an acre apparently. Pretty cheap no matter what time you're in. Oh and we got that money back a billion times over with all the oil reserves they later found. 

7 comments:

  1. I didn't know this. To think... Sarah Palin could have been Alaskan.

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  2. I didn't know this either :) Nice updates :)

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  3. I bet russians regret that sale

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  4. is it cold theree? becausee then im suree i lovee it

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  5. And this is why you never try to pawn things when you're hard up for cash.

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