Honeymooning Zuckerberg Can't Figure Out an ATM

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Mark and Priscilla are on their honeymoon, adding Life Events to their Timelines and handing out shiny American dollar coins to Italian peasant children. But they might be running low on that IPO cash, because Zuck can't use an ATM.

In the video below, captured by Italian TM News, the nouveaux riche royalty are seen struggling to use an ATM, which the bank swears was functioning normally. Yep, just a regular ATM, like they have here, not just in Italy. There are ATMs in Menlo Park. Zuck struggles to understand out this strange machine, eventually asking some locals for help, and then giving up completely and leaving the scene entirely. Perhaps this is why he and Priscilla have been spotted eating McDonalds in Italy—or maybe just chalk that up to Zuck's love of fried chicken.

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Do billionaires even need to use ATMs? Isn't that what a money bin is for? No matter—if you're in Naples and see Mark Zuckerberg, perhaps lend him a few euro, for the lovebird is without cash. And the man needs chicken. [Telegraph, NY Post]

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jiveabillion
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I was in England for the first time early this month. For those who don't know (like me at the time) England is big on the use of debit cards with the smart chip in them. I encountered a lot of people who were a little panicy or just didn't exactly know what to do when I handed them a swipe card. They all figured it out and all of the machines they had were able to take swipe cards, but it was strange to me. There was one exception though.

I ordered some train tickets online to travel from Keighly to Bath Spa and was going to pick them up at the ticket machine at the station. Unfortunately, that machine only took smart cards. I was unable to get my tickets. After a few minutes of trying to get it straightened out with the station attendant, he just said to get on the train and just print them out at the next station where we would switch trains. That did work, but we missed our train because it left just 5 minutes after our first train arrived at the station and had to catch one an hour later, which sucked.

If I had done more research, I would have known to get a card with a smart chip in it for the trip.

This wasn't entirely relevant, but I feel like it's a similar experience and I feel bad for the dude. If only he had like a billion dollars or something to make him feel better.