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Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

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Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

Money It makes the world go round.

And makes most of us pretty miserable in the process as well. After all between, food, health, rent insurance cable packages phone bills and pet expenses that nonsense adds up More and more all of that stuffing is done online leading to this strange phenomenon when money looks like a more amorphous thing than physical dollars and cents.

Most of the time we just watch that number in our checking account. But seriously did you ever stop one sec to think about how weird money really is? For example "Here we invented these little pieces of paper that you have to exchange with people to feed yourself and to live as well." I get it and all but it's still pretty strange if you ask me. Want to know what's even weirder? These are 20 facts about money that you probably never heard of.

1. One penny costs 2.4 cents to make.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

2. About 2 million Americans survive on just $2 per day.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

3. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing uses 9.7 tons of ink each day to print money That's expensive.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

4. Just 5% of those who buy lottery tickets account for 51% of total ticket sales. That's a lot of tickets.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

5. Let this sink in: Gambling generates more money each year than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

6. 95% of bills are absolutely covered in bacteria.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

7. Ever see a dollar bill within one inch of its life? A bill can withstand 800,000 folds before it tears from use.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

8. The Monopoly man's doing better than us since more Monopoly money is printed per year than real money.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

9. Have money in your wallet? There is a good chance there's cocaine on it. 90% of bills have traces of the white powdery stuff on them.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

10. Back to my previous point only about 8% of global currency is physical printed money.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

11. Pablo Escobar once lost a cool $10 mill to hungry rats.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

12. The largest U.S. bill ever was for $100,000 I will take 10.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

13. When it comes to counterfeiting U.S. currency North Korea is the biggest offender.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

14. Before the Secret Service followed the president around their original job was actually to fight counterfeiting.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

15. Kids are rolling in it today! The average household allowance for chores is $65. I could have gotten so many lip glosses with that.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

16. Americans spend $117 billion on fast food per year.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

17. Crushing debt comes early now people today start going into credit card debt as early as high school.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

18. This little design on the $1 bill is a nod to the original 13 colonies.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

19. Everything is terrible and 96% of people working in the U.S. today will not be able to retire by the time they are 65.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

20. If you have 10 bucks in your pocket and no debt to speak of including any standing credit card debt then congratulations! You are wealthier than a quarter of Americans.

Bizarre Facts About Money You've Definitely Never Heard Of

Well folks I can't tell if I feel better or worse now. Maybe worse because unless you are rolling in money it's the actual worst.

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