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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 30
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2012-07-13 09:46:06 AM
5 votes:
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 11:01:47 AM
3 votes:
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...
2012-07-13 09:46:52 AM
3 votes:
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 12:56:14 PM
2 votes:

BurnShrike: MythDragon: BurnShrike: News flash: The new bills can also be destroyed by:... atmosphere during re-entry....

Actualy I think it would surivive that. There wouldn't be enough mass to get it going at a very fast velocity, and once it started skimming the atmosphere, the ability to 'flutter' so that the edge is leading, would cut down on most of the resistance and therefore heat. Now if you wrapped it around a brick and tossed it at the earth, it would probably have problems. This would be a fun experiment. We should get Canada to dump thousands of 50 and 100 dollar banknotes over North America from space.

Also a few bricks. Just to spice things up.

Yeah, you're probably right. I was picturing it being used on the space shuttle as a heat shield. But the bill alone wouldn't get hot enough.

I'm also in total agreement with you about dropping money from space.


Then it's settled. We can carry a 1 ton load into space, right?
We'll get Canada to drop 500 lbs of currency over North America. Of course it will have to be loose, because a pallet will just burn. We announce the day that money will be falling from the sky. As people flock outside to get ready to catch the falling money (or burning plastic) We have the space side crew dump the other 1500 lbs of bricks.
We film it all, and sell the videos online. The video sales should pay for the currency loss and even return a tidy profit.

I don't know how much I'd pay to see 300 lb welfare recipient shuffle out of the house for the 1st time in months, and franticly make little micro-hops as she waits for money to flutter to her outstretched KFC crumb encrusted hands, only to be smacked in the face by a flaming space-brick. But it would easily be in the $100 dollar range.
2012-07-13 09:48:39 AM
2 votes:
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 09:43:20 AM
2 votes:
images.goemerchant.net
mjg
2012-07-13 09:39:55 AM
2 votes:
www.margonaut.com

Highly illogical.
2012-07-13 11:04:12 AM
1 votes:

jprogram: That is a sad way to lose monies by the punishing heat way. Oh canada.


There's just no polite way to ask this. Are you meow said the dog's alt?
2012-07-13 10:29:58 AM
1 votes:

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?
GCD
2012-07-13 10:12:21 AM
1 votes:
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 10:03:25 AM
1 votes:

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 10:02:58 AM
1 votes:
but they make glow in the dark money

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2012-07-13 10:02:22 AM
1 votes:

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 10:02:18 AM
1 votes:

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 09:58:54 AM
1 votes:

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 09:57:43 AM
1 votes:

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 09:57:25 AM
1 votes:

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 09:56:21 AM
1 votes:

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 09:56:20 AM
1 votes:

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 09:56:15 AM
1 votes:
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 09:54:21 AM
1 votes:

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 09:50:27 AM
1 votes:

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 09:48:27 AM
1 votes:

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 09:43:23 AM
1 votes:

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 09:43:04 AM
1 votes:
this Is why I only use toonies as a payment form when I go shopping.
2012-07-13 09:40:21 AM
1 votes:
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 09:38:22 AM
1 votes:
Market them as $100 "Shrinky-Dinks", and you'll make back what was lost
2012-07-13 09:36:06 AM
1 votes:
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 09:36:00 AM
1 votes:

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 09:34:36 AM
1 votes:

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


So this!

akiwood.com
 
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