Crazy facts about money


1 The World’s First paper money was created in China 1400 years ago2 More monopoly money is printed every year than money3 Benjamin Franklin is the only non-President to appear on a bill.4 The word “bankrupt” is from the italian banca rotta, literally “broken bench.” In the years of early banking, people who exchanged, stored, and lent money did their business in the public marketplace at a bench. If the man at the bench, or the “banker,” ran out of money or was unfair, his bench would be broken 5 There are more than 1.6 million ATMs in the world. There is even one in Antarctica. Friday is the most popular day at the ATM. The average amount withdrawn from an ATM is $80.6 The government of Hungary printed the highest denomination ever created in 1946. It printed a bank note worth 100 quintillion pengoes. A hundred quintillion looks like this: 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 7 The country with the worst inflation in the world is Zimbabwe. In 2008, it experienced 6.5 sextillion percent inflation 8 India has a bancnote of 0 rupees 9 The world’s largest counterfeiter of US dollars is North Korea10 90% of US bancnotes contains traces of cocaine


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