Have you ever wanted to put a message in a bottle and wait to hear back about how far it traveled? If so, then you may become an addict of WheresGeorge.com. The website is set up for users to take any US bill and register it online. Then, it is marked with a WheresGeorge.com red stamp, and the next person who finds it next is free to look up where it has been. The fun part is that it tracks how many miles it traveled, and how long it took to get there. People from almost every country in the world have ended up with the marked bills and logged onto the website.
Considering that such a small percentage of US bills are marked with WheresGeorge.com, I was lucky enough to have received one in both New York and California. Most likely this is due to the extremely dedicated Super Trackers—people who have become obsessed with logging and stamping all currency they can get their hands on. In the video, one man even admits he has registered 330,000 bills! The website now hosts friendly gatherings for these tracking stars.
For all of you Canadians out there, the original founder also started WheresWilly.com. Happy currency tracking!
If your parents are anything like mine, they probably told you money doesn’t grow on trees more than a million times, when you were growing up. Well I can’t wait to show them how wrong they were all those years. And I'm not about "wish tree in England"...
In an attempt to “wake up people’s lazy money”, RaboDirect, an Australian online bank sponsored a special experiment that fulfilled the financial fantasies of hundreds of passers-by – a real-life money tree. The event took place in one of Sydney’s park, where a tree was covered in $5 bills, from its lower branches to the top. People were secretly filmed, to see how they would react to such an unbelievable sight.
Believe it or not, the first 100 or so people who walked by the money tree flat out ignored it. Some of them didn’t even notice there was anything odd about the tree, a group of joggers was to busy running to stop and check it out, and passers-by who did stop to analyze it, just took some photos and left empty handed.
Money theme well represents various businesses located in this spectacular building. It's an office center located in the second biggest city in Lithuania. Despite what you might think, this is not a temporal installation. The image of the LTL 1000 banknote is brought onto this building using special enamel paint. The banknote dates back to 1925. However it's not used nowadays.
Architects: Rimas Adomaitis, Raimundas Babrauskas, Darius Siaurodinas, Virgilijus Jocys.
Do you know exact size of currencies in your wallet? Look, it can be useful to measure quickly something or somebody with some acceptable accuracy:
The size of the United States one-dollar bill (the most common denomination of U.S. currency) is approximately 6.14 x 2.61 in = 155.956 x 66.294 mm.
One dollar facts:
The first president, George Washington, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is currently featured on the obverse, while the Great Seal of the United States is featured on the reverse. The one-dollar bill has the second oldest design of all U.S. currency currently being produced, after the two-dollar bill. The obverse debuted in 1963 when the $1 bill first became a Federal Reserve Note. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing says the average life of a $1 bill in circulation is 21 months before it is replaced due to wear. Approximately 45% of all U.S. currency produced today are one-dollar bills. All $1 bills produced today are Federal Reserve Notes. One-dollar bills are delivered by Federal Reserve Banks in blue straps. The inclusion of "In God We Trust" on all currency was required by law in 1955. The national motto first appeared on paper money in 1957.