In 2009, an Israeli woman accidentally threw away her mom’s mattress with $1 million dollars stashed inside.
The Island of Yap, Micronesia used Rai stones as currency. These stones were huge and the largest were 12 ft in diameter, 1.5 ft thick and 4 metric tons (8,800 lb) in weigh.
Benjamin Franklin designed one of the first American coins, and instead of saying “In God We Trust,” it said “Mind Your Business.”
Studies show day-to-day happiness increases with income until you hit $75k per year. After that, increased income does nothing to increase happiness.
Hitachi once produced an ATM that heated bills to 200 degrees C to kill any bacteria, then ironed them before dispensing.
An aboriginal artist only discovered that one of his designs had been used on the Australian $1 note when someone brought a wad of cash to his village in 1966. He was compensated with a medallion, a fishing tackle box and $1,000.
There are 9,823,546,661,905 ways to make change for a $100 bill.
We write $10, instead of 10$ (as it is spoken) to prevent forging “I owe you 10.00$” can easily be changed to “I owe you 910.00$” but “I owe you $10.00” can at most be increased by less than a penny to “I owe you $10.0099999”.
A Dairy Queen in Kentucky accepted a fake $200 bill, giving 198 in change.