What’s on Your Dollar Bill?
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My first job out of college, while I was looking for more permanent work, was working at a bank. I’ve shared before in my stock broker confessional about how I got to deal with some interesting clients. Working at the bank was no different. I got to see every day how people managed, or didn’t manage, their money and some of the crazy things people spend money on. Case in point was the guy who was regularly overdrawing his bank account due to his Girls Gone Wild subscription, but that’s a different story for a different day.
What I hated most about working at the bank was having to deal with cash for 40+ hours per week. I may love money and what it allows me to do but, seriously, the dollar bill is flat out nasty. I always came home feeling like I needed to be power washed to rid myself of the nasty grime on most bills.
I always knew there was some nasty stuff on money but this infographic confirmed my suspicions. I mean, seriously, 90% of the bills in the U.S. have traces of E.Coli or staph infection? I guess I’m just glad that I don’t live in China, as this infographic claims Chinese bills house up to 178,000 bacteria colonies. One word – NASTY! If that’s not crazy enough, then consider the fact that nearly ¼ of all counterfeit American currency comes from one locale – North Korea.
So, as a way to lighten things up a little bit this Monday morning I thought I’d share this neat little infographic I found over at Visually. Have a great Monday all!