More than $200 million in US currency was burned at both a crematorium and the Aiea Sugar Mill in Hawaii, due to being redeemed for HAWAII Overprint Notes – a series of banknotes issued during World War II as an emergency issue after the attack on Pearl Harbor. The intent of the overprints was to easily distinguish US currency captured by Japanese forces in the event of an invasion of Hawaii and render the bills useless.
A man spend $40,000 buying out two IMAX theaters to prove ex-girlfriend wrong. “His ex-girlfriend dumped him seven years ago because he couldn’t afford two movie tickets for a date”.
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.