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(Kitchener Record)   Remember that indestructible plastic cash Canada came up with...yeah, about that, umm, we forgot that plastic melts   (therecord.com) divider line 78
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2012-07-13 09:14:30 AM
Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.
 
2012-07-13 09:34:36 AM

incendi: Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.


So this!

akiwood.com
 
2012-07-13 09:34:42 AM
That is a sad way to lose monies by the punishing heat way. Oh canada.
 
2012-07-13 09:36:00 AM

incendi: Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.


There are fewer circumstances were paper money will be on fire.

/except when it is burning a hole in my pocket.
 
2012-07-13 09:36:06 AM
I wish they would slowly phase out physical currency. It would stop panhandling and me from having to deal with change.

/at least we don't have pennies anymore.
 
2012-07-13 09:36:32 AM
Good reminder for mothers throughout the country to double check jean pockets before doing laundry.
 
2012-07-13 09:36:37 AM

incendi: Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.


imagewtf.com
 
2012-07-13 09:36:48 AM
The Star confirmed another report of a Halifax man who laid his wallet on a toaster oven after toasting a bagel and noticed later that three $100 bills had taken on the shape of a "Coke bottle."

www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-07-13 09:37:40 AM
Nothing in indestructible. Nothing.

The point is that these bills hold up to many many things better than a paper bill does.

Besides, we're in Canada. When it gets hot enough here to melt plastic, we have more important things to worry about than a few bills shrivelling up.
 
2012-07-13 09:37:58 AM
If you're leaving hundreds on your dash... You don't really care about the money, or your car being broken into.
 
2012-07-13 09:38:22 AM
Market them as $100 "Shrinky-Dinks", and you'll make back what was lost
 
mjg
2012-07-13 09:39:55 AM
www.margonaut.com

Highly illogical.
 
2012-07-13 09:40:21 AM
FTA: The Star confirmed another report of a Halifax man who laid his wallet on a toaster oven after toasting a bagel and noticed later that three $100 bills had taken on the shape of a "Coke bottle."

WTF? I'd love to hop inside this guy's mind and look around for an hour.

"Welp, bagel's done! Oven's pipin' hot! Time to put the ol' wallet on there!"

Also, this is just about 50s and 100s. Thanks to credit cards and Interac, there's really no need to be carrying these denominations around.
 
2012-07-13 09:40:46 AM
We've had the same kind of polymer money in New Zealand for over 10 years, and the Australians have had them for longer. Canada will be okay. Polymer banknotes don't tear nearly as easily as paper money, for example, and the anti-counterfeiting measures are far better.
 
2012-07-13 09:41:14 AM
I haven't seen the Canadian ones, but assuming they're made out of the same stuff as the Australian plastic money, they're ridiculously durable. I have a hard time believing they'd melt in Canada if they're fine in farking 120-degrees-in-the-shade Australia.

More likely some dude spent his paycheck gambling, and this is the explanation he gave to the wife.
 
2012-07-13 09:43:04 AM
this Is why I only use toonies as a payment form when I go shopping.
 
2012-07-13 09:43:20 AM
images.goemerchant.net
 
2012-07-13 09:43:23 AM

LoneDoggie: The Star confirmed another report of a Halifax man who laid his wallet on a toaster oven after toasting a bagel and noticed later that three $100 bills had taken on the shape of a "Coke bottle."

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In follow-up, the same man filed suit two weeks later with the makers of the wallet. "Did you know if you put your wallet in a toaster, it can catch fire, eh? I aboot lost my house."

Sigh. While he was probably just warming it up so he could put in his pocket before leaving the house and get a nice cozy feeling, I have zero sympathy. Anyone who puts their wallet on a hot toaster deserves to lose whatever's inside it.
 
2012-07-13 09:46:06 AM
Man, just because I put my money in a metal box and set it in the oven on 425 for 8 hours, and then took the box out piping hot and threw it into the garbage disposal and ran it until the motor fried, then poured a toxic mixture of acid, bleach...well basically every bottle I had under the sink and in the garage, my money is RUINED! Thanks, Obama!
 
2012-07-13 09:46:52 AM
I had a bunch of $100 the other day and used them to line my charcoal bbq.
After a good dinner of steaks, baked potatoes and s'mores for dessert, I let the coals cool down and then went to retrieve my cash.
To my horror, I found that the heat from the bbq had melted my money.
What. The. Fark?????

/whom do I sue?
 
2012-07-13 09:48:27 AM

Gunther: I haven't seen the Canadian ones, but assuming they're made out of the same stuff as the Australian plastic money, they're ridiculously durable. I have a hard time believing they'd melt in Canada if they're fine in farking 120-degrees-in-the-shade Australia.

More likely some dude spent his paycheck gambling, and this is the explanation he gave to the wife.


knowing the canadian government its likely that they took the australian example and asked how they could do it cheaper. So they went for the cheaper plastic.
 
2012-07-13 09:48:39 AM
The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.

If you're honestly upset that your money was ruined when you left it on top of a hot toaster, you're a fool.

News flash: The new bills can also be destroyed by: wood chippers, scissors, camp fires, lava, hand grenades, IEDs, shredders, liquid nitrogen, acid, nuclear detonations, burning up in the atmosphere during re-entry, lasers, hedge trimmers, oxy-acetylene torches, blast furnaces, and being kept tucked in your momma's bra
 
2012-07-13 09:50:27 AM

Carth: I wish they would slowly phase out physical currency. It would stop panhandling and me from having to deal with change.
.


They'll just use credit card readers
 
2012-07-13 09:51:46 AM

BurnShrike: The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.



This right here. Is my quote of the year.

You are full of 100% awesome and win.
 
2012-07-13 09:52:58 AM
For my entire life, we've been using coins for the small denominations and bills for the larger ones. It makes little sense to not move up the coin denominations into the $1, $2, and probably even $5 denominations. Even the $10 has some potential for being coin-produced.

They've convenient, if slightly heavy (especially in large groups). They're easily counted when laid out on a flat surface or when stacked. They're pretty inexpensive to produce, they last for decades.

We don't have to keep using just the round variety, either. There is no reason why we can't have square or rectangular coins. (Think high-roller casino chips.)

And metal is pretty indestructible. And the Canadians who are getting their plastic up above 140°C are doing something pretty stupid.
 
2012-07-13 09:54:21 AM

poisonedpawn78: BurnShrike: The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.



This right here. Is my quote of the year.

You are full of 100% awesome and win.


Really? You've never heard this before? e.g. ("Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot."). You need to get out more. As do I.
 
2012-07-13 09:55:48 AM

incendi: Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.


The problem appears to be that the plastic money is ruined by heat long before the material around it is ruined. Paper money on the other hand would have survived those temperatures just fine.
 
2012-07-13 09:56:15 AM
Eddie Izzard didn't cover 'never put your wallet on a toaster', only socks.

/Never put jam on a magnet. Never throw your Granny in a bag. Never suck all the juice out of a vampire. Never lean over on Tuesday..."
 
2012-07-13 09:56:20 AM

rolladuck:
We don't have to keep using just the round variety, either. There is no reason why we can't have square or rectangular coins. (Think high-roller casino chips.)


If they could make the $100 coin in the shape of a shuriken, it might cut down on muggings.
 
2012-07-13 09:56:21 AM

WhippingBoy: poisonedpawn78: BurnShrike: The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.



This right here. Is my quote of the year.

You are full of 100% awesome and win.

Really? You've never heard this before? e.g. ("Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot."). You need to get out more. As do I.


Shut up, you! I had this fool thinking I was a genius for coming up with this saying.
 
2012-07-13 09:57:25 AM

WhippingBoy: poisonedpawn78: BurnShrike: The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.



This right here. Is my quote of the year.

You are full of 100% awesome and win.

Really? You've never heard this before? e.g. ("Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot."). You need to get out more. As do I.


No i really havent. Ive heard the "never underestimate the stupidity of the general public" but not the above. Oh well, perhaps someday ill crawl out from under my rock. Just as soon as I finish these quests in "the secret world"
 
2012-07-13 09:57:43 AM

WhippingBoy: I had a bunch of $100 the other day and used them to line my charcoal bbq.
After a good dinner of steaks, baked potatoes and s'mores for dessert, I let the coals cool down and then went to retrieve my cash.
To my horror, I found that the heat from the bbq had melted my money.
What. The. Fark?????

/whom do I sue?


An Indian casino in the American Midwest and several Caribbean countries. If they'd been more protective of their land, the cattle industry would have been unable to supply your steaks, and chocolate and potatoes would never have been introduced to the Old World, thereby removing most of the rest of your meal and therefore any need to grill. Root cause identified.
 
2012-07-13 09:58:54 AM

BurnShrike: WhippingBoy: poisonedpawn78: BurnShrike: The problem with making something foolproof is that the universe keeps making better fools.



This right here. Is my quote of the year.

You are full of 100% awesome and win.

Really? You've never heard this before? e.g. ("Make it idiot-proof and someone will make a better idiot."). You need to get out more. As do I.

Shut up, you! I had this fool thinking I was a genius for coming up with this saying.


I wasnt that gullable. But i was willing to give you some credit for exposing it to me. Sadly he ruined it all for you.
 
2012-07-13 10:00:28 AM
Tested to 140C (284F).
If you subject them to higher temperatures than that (like putting your friggin' wallet on a toaster oven), then it's amazing that you actually have money, you know, being that stupid.
 
2012-07-13 10:00:46 AM

Slaves2Darkness: incendi: Yeah, and paper money will burn. Sofarkinwhat.

The problem appears to be that the plastic money is ruined by heat long before the material around it is ruined. Paper money on the other hand would have survived those temperatures just fine.


Exactly. Lots of people put their money in fireproof safes, so that if their house burns down, their money will still be intact inside it. Now, their plastic money would not be.
 
2012-07-13 10:02:18 AM

Gunther: I haven't seen the Canadian ones, but assuming they're made out of the same stuff as the Australian plastic money, they're ridiculously durable. I have a hard time believing they'd melt in Canada if they're fine in farking 120-degrees-in-the-shade Australia.

More likely some dude spent his paycheck gambling, and this is the explanation he gave to the wife.


It's not the heat. It's the humidity
 
2012-07-13 10:02:22 AM

Carth: I wish they would slowly phase out physical currency. It would stop panhandling and me from having to deal with change.

/at least we don't have pennies anymore.


You could simply stop begging, you know. :)
 
2012-07-13 10:02:58 AM
but they make glow in the dark money

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2012-07-13 10:03:25 AM

Rixel: Carth: I wish they would slowly phase out physical currency. It would stop panhandling and me from having to deal with change.

/at least we don't have pennies anymore.

You could simply stop begging, you know. :)


Or start pan handling with a CC/Debit machine and a wireless connection.
 
2012-07-13 10:04:26 AM

rolladuck: Even the $10 has some potential for being coin-produced.


From what I understand, the problem with coins is that it's easy to counterfeit them. With small denominations it isn't worth the effort, but if they start making ten dollar coins it'll only take a couple months before 90% of the ones in circulation are fakes.
 
GCD
2012-07-13 10:12:21 AM
Warning, warning - CSB moment coming up!

When these bills first came out, I ended up with two of them. I went to work and was showing them to people when the topic of their "indestructibility" came up.

People crumpled it, stomped on it, drug it around...attempted to tear it...and then handed it back to me.

I attempted to tear it and lo and behold, had success:

i47.tinypic.com

I thought that it was a fluke, until I tried the second one (that hadn't been beaten around for 5 minutes).

Nope. Tore it right in two as well.

The teller at the bank replaced them both for me and just laughed about it.
 
2012-07-13 10:13:25 AM
Control + F: linen = 0
Control + F: cotton = 0
Control + F: paper = wha?

It's a good thing all this talk about paper money wasn't about U.S. currency. You know, since it's 75% cotton, 25% linen.
 
2012-07-13 10:18:06 AM

Bruxellensis: It's a good thing all this talk about paper money wasn't about U.S. currency. You know, since it's 75% cotton, 25% linen.


Paper is a thin material mainly used for writing upon, printing upon, drawing or for packaging. It is produced by pressing together moist fibers, typically cellulose pulp derived from wood, rags or grasses, and drying them into flexible sheets.

It's farking paper. Sure, a particular type of paper, but it's paper.
 
2012-07-13 10:19:26 AM

Savage Bacon: Thanks to credit cards and Interac, there's really no need to be carrying these denominations around.


"Carrying around" I usually don't. But, I do use them from time to time. C-notes are still the main way person-to-person sub-$5000 Craigslist car transactions get done. I'm not even going to trust a money order or cashier's check very far in that kind of situation.

Canada, you could do the Interac e-mail transfer, I guess. Kinda a weak-sauce version of the European electronic giros. In the US? Um? Paypal? Yuck. And there are a surprising *lot* of people walking around without any kind of bank account at all in the US (blackballed from the system in many cases).
 
2012-07-13 10:24:44 AM
only one bite? I gotta try harder next time...
 
2012-07-13 10:28:09 AM

Bruxellensis: only one bite? I gotta try harder next time...


Glad I could be of service.
 
2012-07-13 10:29:58 AM

BurnShrike: Nothing in indestructible. Nothing.

The point is that these bills hold up to many many things better than a paper bill does.

Besides, we're in Canada. When it gets hot enough here to melt plastic, we have more important things to worry about than a few bills shrivelling up.


Kryptonite? Canadian Kryptonite?
 
2012-07-13 10:32:46 AM

incendi: Bruxellensis: only one bite? I gotta try harder next time...

Glad I could be of service.


You did well. I'm proud of you.
 
2012-07-13 10:53:12 AM

Lawnchair: Savage Bacon: Thanks to credit cards and Interac, there's really no need to be carrying these denominations around.

"Carrying around" I usually don't. But, I do use them from time to time. C-notes are still the main way person-to-person sub-$5000 Craigslist car transactions get done. I'm not even going to trust a money order or cashier's check very far in that kind of situation.


Not to mention the fact that 20's, 10's and 5's are coming out soon. 20's particuarly, will be used by just about EVERYONE.
 
2012-07-13 11:01:47 AM
This guy at work had a couple of the $100 bills when the topic of their "indestructibility" came up. He showed us the bills, and various people crumpled them, stomped on them, drug drug them around...attempted to tear them. When it got to my turn, I secretly palmed the real bills and replaced them with a couple of cheap counterfeits I had been working on. The guy proceeded to rip these in half; while basking in the glory of his new found "strength", he failed to notice that the bills were cheap forgeries. We've received a couple of calls from Canada Mint agents who believe he's the one who's passing bad money. (They're planning to nab him when he goes home tonight)

We do this kind of stuff to him all the time. Every morning, we play rock/paper/scissors for the privilege of being the one who gets to pee in his coffee...
 
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