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(Today)   A penny saved is a penny earned, but 60,000 pennies will tile your bedroom floor   (todaynews.today.com) divider line 19
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2013-01-22 08:10:12 AM  
The smell must be pretty bad.

"We'd been looking up options and were thinking about being green when I said we should just tile the floor in pennies," Lange, a entrepreneur and self-described design freak, says.

Well, they'll have to print 60000 new pennies, running presses and wasting resources. Nice job.
 
2013-01-22 08:12:07 AM  
Within the bulk of pennies came some rare finds - a 1944 WWII 440 steel penny that was created due to a copper shortage, and a 1873 penny featuring an Indian head instead of Abraham Lincoln. Both pennies are worth enough money to pay for the project, but they also ended up on the floor.

They get stupider as the article progresses
 
2013-01-22 08:32:22 AM  
 
2013-01-22 10:12:26 AM  
A restaurant in Minneapolis did the penny floor thing too. But I don't think they were stupid enough to put rare coins into the floor like these idiots.

Butcher and Boar
 
2013-01-22 10:32:04 AM  
Wouldn't that be really uncomfortable to walk on?
 
2013-01-22 10:35:45 AM  
Dirty and hard to keep clean unless they varnished over it. Too lazy to read the article.
 
2013-01-22 11:36:02 AM  
I wonder if gluing coins to the floor counts as altering or destroying US currency, which is a crime...
 
2013-01-22 11:43:35 AM  
Can you absorb copper from a penny through your bare feet?
 
2013-01-22 11:43:42 AM  
I did Penny on the bedroom floor.  Not 60,000 times, mind you, but still...
 
2013-01-22 04:03:25 PM  
sent link to hubby... considering doing this for the bathroom floors...
(would cost just as much as someone coming in and putting tiles on the floor)

We have new carpet and tile everywhere else in house, forgot about the bathrooms...

We are figuring $100-150 per bathroom in pennies, then the glue and varnish
 
2013-01-22 05:19:39 PM  
Sounds cold and uncomfortable to me. I could see doing a table top or a rec room wall like this, but not a floor.
 
2013-01-22 06:38:55 PM  

Rickj: A restaurant in Minneapolis did the penny floor thing too. But I don't think they were stupid enough to put rare coins into the floor like these idiots.

Butcher and Boar


I've been in a pub where they did the bar surface with pennies. I don't remember the name or location of the place, but it looked pretty nice. It was probably some place where I played with a band, as I don't usually go to bars unless I'm getting paid to be there.
 
2013-01-22 07:54:49 PM  
pennies have been made with zinc for years, liitle copper left in them
 
2013-01-23 04:12:47 AM  

hbk72777: running presses and wasting resources. Nice job.


Sounds like they'd fit right in with the government, then.
 
2013-01-23 12:15:35 PM  
Skaterboi is all grown up!
 
2013-01-23 01:17:06 PM  

hbk72777: Within the bulk of pennies came some rare finds - a 1944 WWII 440 steel penny that was created due to a copper shortage, and a 1873 penny featuring an Indian head instead of Abraham Lincoln. Both pennies are worth enough money to pay for the project, but they also ended up on the floor.

They get stupider as the article progresses


Agreed. This is just farking moranic.
 
2013-01-23 10:21:20 PM  

douchebag/hater: hbk72777: Within the bulk of pennies came some rare finds - a 1944 WWII 440 steel penny that was created due to a copper shortage, and a 1873 penny featuring an Indian head instead of Abraham Lincoln. Both pennies are worth enough money to pay for the project, but they also ended up on the floor.

They get stupider as the article progresses

Agreed. This is just farking moranic.


Thirded. They could have given them to some poor kid to pay for some new clothes and it would have only cost them a penny. Instead, they go the double douchebag route and brag how they ruined a little piece of history for their own amusement.
 
2013-01-24 07:38:47 AM  
Well the 1873 Indian Head penny is nowhere near valuable enough to pay for much of anything. And I HIGHLY doubt they glued down a 1944 steel penny to the floor, seeing as it trades at about $100,000. Much more likely, they have a steel plated penny from 1944 which also costs next to nothing.
 
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