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A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds!
A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.
A quarter has 119 grooves on its edge, a dime has one less groove!
A real estate agent’s rule of thumb: To estimate what a house will sell for, ask the owner what its worth and subtract 10%.
A Russian man who wore a beard during the time of Peter the Great had to pay a special tax.
About 10% of U.S. households pay their bills in cash.
According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
All the gold ever mined could be molded into a cube 60 feet high and 60 feet wide.
All the platinum ever mined would fit into an average-sized living-room!
Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold!
America once issued a 5-cent bill!
Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year!
Americans will spend more on cat food this year than baby food.
Approximately $25 million is spent each year on lap dances in Las Vegas.
Dogs and cats consume over $11 billion worth of pet food a year!
Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas!
Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
Every Alaskan citizen over the age of 6 months receives an oil dividend check of about $1000 per year!
Every year, kids in North America spend close to half a billion dollars on chewing gum!
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada has the most bars per capita than anywhere else in the world.
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