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Costly Typographical Errors

Costly Typographical Errors

Who gives a f**k about an Oxford comma? Maybe you will, once you learn about these tiny but costly mistakes. Half as Interesting shares four cases wherein a misplaced comma or a missing character had million-dollar consequences or more.

Shredded Cash Brick

Shredded Cash Brick

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.

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Solid Brass Money Clip

Solid Brass Money Clip

While credit and debit cards are the norm these days, it’s still good to carry a little cash all the time. These hand-bent brass money clips from Maxx & Unicorn are rugged and look better with age. Choose from black oxide or brass finishes.

Unopenable Piggy Bank

Unopenable Piggy Bank

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″.

Unshredding Money

Unshredding Money

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.

Penny Tiles

Penny Tiles

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.

Shiba Dog 1,000 Yen Products

Shiba Dog 1,000 Yen Products

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.

Using Pennies as Floor Tiles

Using Pennies as Floor Tiles

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.

How Big is a Trillion Dollars?

How Big is a Trillion Dollars?

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.

Broke Millenial

Broke Millenial

Erin Lowry explains (in very relatable ways, and with true stories) how to avoid being a complete financial fool, avoid being mystified by money and be the master of your hunned dollar bills y’all, in her book Broke Millenial.

Minting Ancient Currency from Scratch

Minting Ancient Currency from Scratch

“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.

Casually Explained: The Stock Market

Casually Explained: The Stock Market

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.

New US Dollar Concepts

New US Dollar Concepts

Designer Andrey Avgust came up with a series of futuristic and beautiful designs for United States’ dollar bills. Each bill is made of layers of plastic, with serial numbers, QR codes and other details that are readable under UV light.

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Cryptocurrency Ugly Sweaters

Cryptocurrency Ugly Sweaters

The prices shouldn’t vary too wildly on HODLMOON’s holiday sweaters inspired by cryptocurrencies, including BitcoinEthereum, and Litecoin, as well as some lesser-known monetary units. Each one features the currency’s logo, along with its financial symbol.

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Carving a Charlie Brown Nickel

Expert engraver Shaun Hughes turns his attention to Charles Schultz’s lovable loser, as he deftly carves his famous expression and “Oh, Good Grief” catchphrase into an old Buffalo nickel. Fortunately, five cents is just enough for Lucy’s psychiatric help booth.

Secret Compartment Cufflinks

Secret Compartment Cufflinks

These cufflinks made from genuine U.S. nickels look cool enough on their own, but when you realize you can use them to sneak around secret documents inside their hidden compartments, they’re just that much cooler. Perfect for James Bond and other secret agent types.

DIY Cardboard Coin Sorter

DIY Cardboard Coin Sorter

The Q shows us how with just cardboard, a knife, a ruler, and some glue, you can make a simple sorter for coins of any denomination. To make one for your country’s coins, you just need to tweak the widths of the openings.

Square Cash

Love to go out to dinner or drinks with friends? Split the check with ease with the Square Cash app. It lets you request or send cash instantly, and spend it with a virtual credit card or Apple Pay.

The Incredible Shrinking Dollar Bill

The Incredible Shrinking Dollar Bill

Applied Science shows us how to use anhydrous ammonia to change the properties of paper money, gradually shrinking the size of a dollar bill by letting the solution boil and evaporate multiple times. The same chemical process can be used to easily bend wood.

Five Dollar Bill Murray

Five Dollar Bill Murray

Yes, we know it’s illegal to deface U.S. currency, but artist Matt “Ginozko” Anderson’s transformation of Abraham Lincoln into Bill Murray on a Fiver is too good to pass up. Seriously though, The Murricane should be on at least one of our bills, dontcha think?

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Playing Records with Cash

Playing Records with Cash

England’s new Five Pound notes are made from a durable plastic polymer that makes them impossible to crumple, resistant to water and burning, harder to counterfeit, and as an added bonus, capable of playing records, as shown in this brief video clip.

Truebill

Truebill

It’s easy to forget all of the services you’ve signed up for and have coming out of your accounts each month. Truebill catalogs all of your subscription payments, helps you cancel services you no longer want, and works with Billshark to help negotiate better prices.

Cavemen Economics

Cavemen Economics

(PG-13 Language) Ever wonder how the ideas of money, banking, and lending first started? Australian comedy series Soul Mates provides their take on the very first transaction between cavemen, and how it may have created the world’s first economic system.

Damascus Skull Money Clip

Damascus Skull Money Clip

While we’re carrying cash less and less these days, when we do have a wad of money in our pockets, it should look this awesome. This metal clip from Hikari Japan is made from damascus steel, and holds up to 15 bills. In matte or shiny finishes.

LWT: Retirement Plans

LWT: Retirement Plans

(PG-13: Language) “If you stick around doing nothing while everyone around you f***s up, you’re going to win big.” Last Week Tonight exposes the hidden fees and other deceptions of many retirement plans. You won’t believe what Janice from accounting gave.

Bill Shredder Piggy Bank

Bill Shredder Piggy Bank

This wacky piggy bank from SHINE Japan makes it look like you’re shredding your cash, when in fact it’s actually saving your bills. Designed for Japanese currency, but works with U.S. bills and most others.

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