Surprising Facts About Money

December 23, 2012 in Daily Bulletin

Cracked presented Mind-Blowing (True) Facts About Money. Highlights include:

  • The Perth Mint in Australia has created a coin with a face-value of $1 million. The 99.99% pure gold coin itself costs over $50 million to produce.
  • If you drive 10 miles to buy a lottery ticket you’re 3 times more likely to die in a car accident than you are to win the jackpot.
  • At its peak, one drug cartel spent $2,500 a month on rubber bands to hold its money together.
  • A check is nothing more than an instruction to a bank. In the past people have written ‘checks’ on things such as cows and bananas.

Find the full list of 23 items in easy picture format over here.

Source: Cracked