Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Interesting Facts About Money
The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
In the United States, a pound of potato chips cost two hundred times more than a pound of potatoes.
On the new hundred-dollar bill the time on the clock tower of Independence Hall is 4:10.
$644 million was mislaid by the accounting firm Arthur Andersen during their 1999 audit of NASA.
Some people consider the $1 bill unlucky because there are so many 13's on it: 13 stars, 13 stripes, 13 steps, 13 arrows and even an olive branch with 13 leaves on it.
Cost of raising a medium size dog to the age of 11: $6,400.
The car in the foreground on the back of a $10 bill is a 1925 Hupmobile.
There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
On an American one-dollar bill, there is an owl in the upper left-hand corner of the "1" encased in the "shield" and a spider hidden in the front upper right-hand corner.
On a Canadian two dollar bill, the flag flying over the Parliament Building is an American flag.
Interesting Facts is that More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
Money isn't made out of paper, it's made out of cotton.
Lee Harvey Oswald's cadaver tag sold at an auction for $6,600 in 1992.
In 75% of American households, women manage the money and pay the bills.
If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
Interesting Facts is that America once issued a 5-cent bill.
All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
About 70% of Americans who go to college do it just to make more money.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove.
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge.