Neat animation shows what European coins looked like before the Euro

The German Mark. Lithuanian Litas. Estonian Kroon. Irish Pound. Slovenian Tolar. Portuguese Escudo. Greek Drachma. Slovak Koruna. Maltese Lira. Finnish Markka. Dutch Guilder. Spanish Peseta. Luxembourgish Franc. Belgian Franc. Italian Lira. Cypriot Pound. Austrian Schilling. French Franc. Latvian Lats. All got… »4/08/15 9:36pm4/08/15 9:36pm


How Much Food Can You Buy for 5 Bucks Around the World?

Five dollars does not always equal five dollars. Well, I mean, it does but you could definitely stretch your dollar better in another country. Take bananas, for example, $5 gets you 8.5 pounds of it in America but $5 in Ethiopia gets you a whopping 25 pounds of bananas! And more importantly: beer. In China you can… »4/22/13 11:30pm4/22/13 11:30pm

A Glitch Accidentally Told 300 People They Won the Lottery When They Really Didn't

In what has to be one of the biggest Indian giver moves ever, Danish state run lottery company Danske Spil notified 300 people via email that they just won billions in the lottery... only they really didn't. They were only notified because of a glitch in the system, meaning for half an hour 300 people thought their… »3/23/12 4:00pm3/23/12 4:00pm

An Invisible Money Clip, Brought To You By a Pretty Mustachioed Lady

Bulky wallets are OUT. And actually so is cash, too, I guess? But if you do still like to carry a fold of greenbacks around with you, the All Cash Money Clip is kinda a clever way to do it. A magnet-laden sticker adheres directly to a dollar bill, effectively turning it into an invisible money clip. Makes perfect… »4/06/11 8:40am4/06/11 8:40am

Amazing Origami Star Trek, Star Wars Spaceships Make Good Use of Dollars

Spaceships, famous sci-fi ones from Star Trek and Star Wars, made of cunningly folded dollar bills—the Millenium Falcon takes just three dollar bills—and possessing fantastic »10/27/08 1:45pm10/27/08 1:45pm detail. Enough said. Well, that and the fact it seems a pretty good use for dollar notes nowadays. Check out the gallery below, and more of…

The $100 iPhone/iPod Touch Stand Made from a Piece of Paper

Click to viewOrigami fans—or just people who like money and have a lot of it lying about—might find Enrique Pardo's iPhone accessory interesting. The Swiss photographer and graphic designer folded a $100 bill in all sorts of clever ways and turned it into a stand for either jesusPhone or iPod Touch. How-to video is… »12/10/07 10:51am12/10/07 10:51am