Weird Money Facts

  1. The Bureau of Engraving and Printing uses 9.7 tons of ink each day. It has two active facilities from which it prints money today.
  1. Gambling generates more revenue each year than movies, spectator sports, theme parks, cruise ships and recorded music combined. Gambling is a $34.6 billion per year industry.
  1. 94% of all bills are contaminated with bacteria. Although only about 7% of these germs may be hazardous to your health, they do include pathogens that can cause pneumonia, staph infections, and the flu. (The flu virus can survive on a dollar bill for more than 10 days.)
  1. It takes, on average, 8000 folds before a bill will tear. A $1 bill has a life expectancy of 5.9 years while a $100 bill has a life expectancy of up to 15 years.
  1. There is more Monopoly money printed every year than actual cash. The game prints about $50 billion of its currency each year.

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  1. Only 8% of the world’s currency is actual physical money. The rest is digital money that exists only on computers.

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