34 Golden Nuggets About Money and Currency

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34 Golden Nuggets About Money and Currency

Okay, so you put one of your nation’s leaders on a piece of paper. Now what? You throw a number on it, and it just magically has value? Well, secret’s out, currency makers… Things don’t have value. They are given value. By us. The people. And because we value the heck out of this here pen, we’ll trade it to you for that there piece of paper with Benjamin Franklin on it. Deal? Deal!

In 2018, Russian nuclear scientists were arrested for Bitcoin mining on the job. (illustration) Apparently, they tried to use one of the most powerful supercomputers in Russia, at a top-secret nuclear warhead facility, to mine ВТС. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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The first US coins said Mind Your Business. MIND YOUR BUSINESS You'll never believe this: it was Benjamin Franklin's idea. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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In 43 states, jails and prisons can bill inmates for their stay. The fees can be tens of thousands of dollars, are imposed at the sole discretion of a judge, and are often aggressively collected regardless of ability to pay. CRACKED.COM

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On average, the flu virus can survive outside of the body for about 48 hours... OF tra live on a dollar bill ...it can DEPARTMENT for THE ITAL over 10 days. CRACKED COM

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How many pennies are there? There are 130 billion pennies in circulation. In pounds, that's over 716 million. GRACKED COM

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The first real-world Bitcoin transaction involved buying two pizzas for 10,000 ВТС. That happened on May 22, 2010, and it was the equivalent of about $25 at the time -- it'd be roughly $360 million in late May 2021. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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BANQUE DU ZAIRE VINGY MIELE ZAIRES 0 0 0 0 17-1991 Nyuhril When dictator Joseph Mobutu was overthrown, Zaire's government cut his face off the currency until they could design and print new notes. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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China once accidentally faked out all its ATMs. 100 100 00 10 AA00000001 AA0000000 Their high-roller gold 100-yuan bill contained actual gold. It was such an effective anti-counterfeiting measure that the country's ATMS couldn't recognize them for several days. NOW YOU KNOW CRACKED.COM

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Canadians trade coupons from a tire company. Lienter CANADIAN TIA CANADARIAS 10c LS CANADIAN TIRE LA SOCIETE CANADIAN TRE LIMITEE I CASH BONUS out B BONI CANADIAN TIRE CARADUAN TIRE CONPORATI ion, LIMITED Canada Tire is so ubiquitous that lots of bars and small businesses an accept their official Canadian Tire Money. Someone was even caught counterfeiting $11 million worth. CRACKED.COM NOW YOU KNOW

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