There are lots of scenes in movies and TV shows where they show enormous stacks of cash. But there’s a fine line between on-screen realism and illegal counterfeiting. Insider takes a look at how prop companies produce fake bills, and one of the times they got in trouble for being too good at their jobs.
The guys from the Leftover Currency channel sent the Hydraulic Press Channel a bunch of nearly worthless cash for them to subject to the intense destructive force of their 150-ton press. Like other stacks of paper, the bills fail quite spectacularly, while the coins just get smooshed.
True Utility’s Cash Stash capsule is designed to carry a single note of paper currency on your keychain. It’s made from anodized aluminum and features a waterproof “O” ring seal and an internal clip to secure your bill. Its exterior features embossed grip surfaces for easy opening and closing.
Having a visual impairment can affect life in ways you might not think about. For instance, telling the difference between paper currencies can be challenging since U.S. bills are indistinguishable to the touch. Blind on the Move shows off a simple but ingenious device that can imprint braille onto bills based on denomination.
Patrick Adair usually makes really cool custom rings. But in this video, he uses his skills to create something totally different. Starting out with a bag of shredded currency from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, he cast the former cash in resin to create a unique conversation piece.
It’s easy enough to build a simple sorter that organizes coins based on size, but Daniele Tartaglia went the extra mile. The maker created an electromechanical coin sorting machine that not only separates and stacks coins based on denominations but counts and totals them as they drop through a curvy maze.
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The TickrMeter is a tiny e-Paper screen that connects to the internet to display real-time prices for stocks, cryptocurrencies, exchange rates, and other trading markets. It has a red/green indicator for positive or negative returns and can be programmed to cycle between different tickers. Stack multiples for an at-a-glance look.
Kings Wild Project created a reproduction of the very first deck they ever designed, with a small upgrade – larger, easier-to-read index numbers and letters. The OG Federal 52 deck features faces and backs with intricately engraved designs inspired by U.S. currency. It comes in a handsome tuck box with green foil accents.
(PG-13: Language) Game consoles and video games have always been expensive – especially when you adjust for inflation. VideoGameDunkey looks back at the history of game pricing, how we got to the $60 price tag for AAA titles, how “free to play” games are anything but, and the wonders of Xbox Game Pass.
Do you or your kids digging into your piggy bank and take money out too often? The Lusen safe will help you resist that temptation, because it has no openings other than its money slot. This stainless steel cube must be cut open with power tools if you ever need to get money out. Measures 5.9″ x 5.9″ x 5.9″.
This updated version of Jackson Robinson’s currency-inspired Federal 52 playing cards includes a mix of the artist’s favorite court card designs and artwork from previous special edition decks. We absolutely love the engraved look of the imagery, which includes Jokers that form a scene of Washington crossing the Delaware.
We’ve always wondered if you spent a crazy amount of money on lottery tickets if you could actually make a big profit. While the odds really aren’t in your favor, you certainly have more chances to win. YouTube star MrBeast invested a ridiculous $1 million to purchase scratch-off tickets to see if he could beat the odds.
Think you’re good at solving jigsaw puzzles? Check this out. In this time-lapse clip, artist Martin John Callanan painstakingly reconstructs a misprinted British Five Pound note that was shredded into thousands of tiny bits, piecing it back together using a pair of tweezers.
If you’re really dedicated, you can create a copper penny floor by carefully arranging tons of individual coins. Or you could head over to Penny Tiles‘ Etsy shop and purchase some of their pre-fabricated tiles to expedite the process. They only come in British 1p coins though.
Illustrator Ponkichi proposed a new currency design for Japan – a 1000 yen note featuring a shiba inu dog. While we doubt the Japanese treasury has a sense of whimsy, you’ll can buy the image on wallets and other accessories from Space Factory or Amazon Japan. The 2,000 yen design ensures cat lovers don’t feel left out.
Matt Giles shows off a really nifty way to dress up a room – instead of going with traditional floor tiles, he laid down 27,000 individual pennies (just $270 plus labor) for an amazingly cool look. It’s a time-consuming project, but with enough patience, anyone can do it.
Have you ever wondered just how much room you’d need to store a trilion one dollar bills? No? Too bad, you’re going to find out anyhow, thanks to this short video from Animated Comparisons which shows the relative sizes of stacks of bills in various amounts of money.
“You can almost maybe see it’s a face. There’s definitely something on it.” How to Make Everything once again reminds us how lucky we are that we don’t have to make everyday objects from scratch. He tried to make coins using ancient methods and barely succeeded.
Want to make a quick buck playing the stock market? Perhaps you should check out The Motley Fool rather the advice of a guy who has made his money from bad stick figure drawings on YouTube. On the other hand, his point about buying extra monitors is spot on.