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(Mental Floss)   Have you ever carefully looked at the $1 bill? I mean, really carefully   (mentalfloss.com) divider line 118
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2013-09-08 12:42:49 AM  
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-09-08 12:53:32 AM  
There's some weird stuff going on there man, and it's green too.

Martha Washington was a hip, hip, hip, hip lady, man
 
2013-09-08 01:36:13 AM  
The pyramid, with the hovering eye of God, has the words Annuit Coeptis over it. It means, "He favors our undertaking." The seal is meant to be unfinished, because this country's meant to be unfinished. We're meant to keep doing better.
 
2013-09-08 01:37:27 AM  

HalfOffOffer: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x291]


Looks like a pack of Camel cigarettes. But with a woodpecker.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2013-09-08 02:27:01 AM  
American currency used to be a lot more interesting.  The one dollar bill in question is a relatively new design.  My favorite US $1 bill is the 1896 "Educational" note.

usrarecurrency.com

www.coinweek.com


www.digitalfilmtree.com
 
2013-09-08 05:52:46 AM  
3.bp.blogspot.com

The "owl" strangely absent from the list
 
2013-09-08 06:05:27 AM  

bearded clamorer: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 649x585]

The "owl" strangely absent from the list


So what's up with the owl?
 
2013-09-08 06:06:25 AM  

NFA: American currency used to be a lot more interesting.  The one dollar bill in question is a relatively new design.  My favorite US $1 bill is the 1896 "Educational" note.

[usrarecurrency.com image 850x1027]

[www.coinweek.com image 560x249]


[www.digitalfilmtree.com image 749x313]


Since when did they start putting drag queens on the back of the silver certificate?
 
2013-09-08 06:07:01 AM  

Lipspinach: bearded clamorer: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 649x585]

The "owl" strangely absent from the list

So what's up with the owl?


Who?
 
2013-09-08 06:07:02 AM  
1auglobalmedia.com

oi41.tinypic.com
thedarjeelingexpress.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-08 06:09:58 AM  
One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.
 
2013-09-08 06:10:56 AM  
Red team go! Red team go!
 
2013-09-08 06:12:00 AM  
I dont care whats on it. I just wish the government would stop taking so many of them away from me every paycheck.
 
2013-09-08 06:13:30 AM  

Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.


We can't all be loonies like you, y'know.
 
2013-09-08 06:18:13 AM  
"This story originally appeared in 2009 "
 
2013-09-08 06:21:14 AM  
Remember when we tried printing our own money.
endtheillusion.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-08 06:24:48 AM  

FarkfaceVonClownstick: Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.

We can't all be loonies like you, y'know.


If having $100 bills that smell like maple syrup is loonie well then I don't want to be sane.
 
2013-09-08 06:40:45 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-09-08 06:42:15 AM  
As long as it has "In God we trust" on it, nothing else matters,
 
2013-09-08 06:43:14 AM  

NFA: American currency used to be a lot more interesting.  The one dollar bill in question is a relatively new design.  My favorite US $1 bill is the 1896 "Educational" note.

[usrarecurrency.com image 850x1027]

[www.coinweek.com image 560x249]


[www.digitalfilmtree.com image 749x313]


On the front of the $1 bill, is that a -gasp- schoolteacher?
 
2013-09-08 06:47:38 AM  
Not a Star of David:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-09-08 06:48:06 AM  
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bearded clamorer: I always thought that hint was the spider that made the web of all those tiny lines. Yeah - very surprised they did not mention it.
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2013-09-08 06:49:38 AM  

Lipspinach: bearded clamorer: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 649x585]

The "owl" strangely absent from the list

So what's up with the owl?



From Yahoo:

Many people believe they can see a tiny owl (some say it is a spider) next to the large "1" on the upper right of the bill. If you look at the shield shape that surrounds that "1," the tiny owl rests on the top left corner.

More than likely, the markings are nothing, just a point where the webbed design of the border varies. That won't stop some people from associating the peculiar detail with Masonic symbols, or with more practical things, like anti-counterfeit measures.
 
2013-09-08 06:54:51 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: There's some weird stuff going on there man, and it's green too.

Martha Washington was a hip, hip, hip, hip lady, man


Should not have taken two posts to get Slater involved here.
 
2013-09-08 07:01:11 AM  
If you look closely enough you can see Satan.

Because if you look closely enough you can see Satan in just about everything.
 
2013-09-08 07:04:09 AM  
 
2013-09-08 07:17:47 AM  
Really really old news is really, really old.
 
2013-09-08 07:18:46 AM  

Narnboy: NFA: American currency used to be a lot more interesting.  The one dollar bill in question is a relatively new design.  My favorite US $1 bill is the 1896 "Educational" note.

[usrarecurrency.com image 850x1027]

[www.coinweek.com image 560x249]


[www.digitalfilmtree.com image 749x313]

On the front of the $1 bill, is that a -gasp- schoolteacher?


With her hand on the boy's butt cheek?
 
2013-09-08 07:23:01 AM  

Ravijn: [i.imgur.com image 320x240]


I see my work has already been done here. Now I can go and read TFA and the thread at my leisure.
 
2013-09-08 07:25:08 AM  
28 comments in and no mention of Freemasons?

4.bp.blogspot.com
o_O
 
2013-09-08 07:28:20 AM  
In this economy, I doubt too many people have paper money in their wallets. Maybe the author should have asked Americans to study the pennies in their pockets.
 
2013-09-08 07:29:42 AM  
FDR liked the seal, too. (Roosevelt and Wallace were both Masons and loved the all-seeing eye part of the reverse design, which echoed the concept of the Great Architect of the Universe.) He thought the seal should be on the reverse of the dollar bill rather than a coin, but he was worried the mystical imagery would offend Catholics. After Postmaster General James Farley assured FDR he didn't think his fellow Catholics would have any problem with the design, Roosevelt approved a new dollar bill design that first appeared in 1935.
 
2013-09-08 07:35:32 AM  

Deep Contact: Remember when we tried printing our own money.
[endtheillusion.files.wordpress.com image 400x252]


img.gawkerassets.com
 
2013-09-08 07:37:11 AM  

NFA: American currency used to be a lot more interesting.  The one dollar bill in question is a relatively new design.  My favorite US $1 bill is the 1896 "Educational" note.

[usrarecurrency.com image 850x1027]

[www.coinweek.com image 560x249]


[www.digitalfilmtree.com image 749x313]


I demand to see the three-dollar bill!

/ friend of Dorothy, tee hee
 
2013-09-08 07:37:26 AM  

Lipspinach: bearded clamorer: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 649x585]

The "owl" strangely absent from the list

So what's up with the owl?


He's a spotted owl.  He is there because all the old growth trees in his forest have been cut down.
 
2013-09-08 07:38:22 AM  

HawgWild: HalfOffOffer: [upload.wikimedia.org image 200x291]

Looks like a pack of Camel cigarettes. But with a woodpecker.


Read that book. Not only will you understand why that's the case, you'll also get the reference, and you'll have read a great farking book.

/came here to post the "Still Life" cover
//I love you, HalfOffOffer
 
2013-09-08 07:39:53 AM  

Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.


Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins
 
2013-09-08 07:43:18 AM  

boinkingbill: Lipspinach: bearded clamorer: [3.bp.blogspot.com image 649x585]

The "owl" strangely absent from the list

So what's up with the owl?

He's a spotted owl.  He is there because all the old growth trees in his forest have been cut down.


fhsarchives.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-09-08 07:45:24 AM  
Here's a treasure trove of commentaries on other people's money.

http://www.lileks.com/money/index.html
 
2013-09-08 07:48:20 AM  

Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?


Rani13: Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins


they tend to make strange noises against the pole that the music doesn't quite drown out.  also, the friction rub is a biatch.
 
2013-09-08 07:55:45 AM  
FTA:  "The all-seeing Eye of Providence at the top of the pyramid symbolizes the divine help the early Americans needed in establishing the new country. The pyramid itself symbolizes strength and durability."

That's adorable!
 
2013-09-08 08:00:49 AM  
This story originally appeared in 2009.

This came up again?  Slow times on Fark?
 
2013-09-08 08:02:46 AM  

Rani13: Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.

Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins


JackalRabbit: Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Rani13: Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins

they tend to make strange noises against the pole that the music doesn't quite drown out.  also, the friction rub is a biatch.


Some of the more talented ladies here have learned how to grab the coins from you without using their hands or mouths =)
 
2013-09-08 08:08:20 AM  
notice they gloss right over the jars of peanut butter
 
2013-09-08 08:08:21 AM  

dragonchild: If you look closely enough you can see Satan.

Because if you look closely enough you can see Satan in just about everything.


Satan must look a lot like Jesus, then.
 
2013-09-08 08:09:06 AM  

Boo_Guy: Rani13: Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Crazy Americans with their paper money.

Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins

JackalRabbit: Boo_Guy: One dollar bill?

Rani13: Strippers don't take too kindly to dollar coins

they tend to make strange noises against the pole that the music doesn't quite drown out.  also, the friction rub is a biatch.

Some of the more talented ladies here have learned how to grab the coins from you without using their hands or mouths =)


sweeeeeetness. can they blow candles out too?

/i perform fo you
 
2013-09-08 08:13:11 AM  
2wolves: "This story originally appeared in 2009"


No dear, this story originally appeared in the April 1952 edition of "Who'd a thunk it? magazine". Also discussed in this issue was the fact that Dracula was a real person named Vlad Tepes.
 
2013-09-08 08:27:57 AM  
Having awoken to take a leak, Twifark hit F5, found the thread, and unfolded a dollar bill, really looked at it, I mean, really carefully, and the wave function collapsed.

media.moddb.com

It was almost twelve years after an event in which there had been great loss of life. Hundreds of people who had been working on that side of the building were killed. Because the explosion had not touched their shelter in an undisclosed location, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and numerous other high-ranking military persons were unharmed; they had escaped the carnage, and in the ensuing chaos nobody cared to examine the survivors carefully. After the explosions the Pentagon was belatedly evacuated, in the expectation that there might be more of the same. There was no more, and the U.S. military establishment survived intact..

A near-casualty was Mr. H. C. Winifred of the U.S. Department of Justice. A civil servant with a long and honorable career behind him, Winifred, apparently deranged by the terrible events of that day of infamy, took the wheel of a Justice Department limousine and drove wildly, running twenty-three red lights, to the Pentagon. He raced to the scene of the explosion brandishing a large piece of chalk, and had just finished drawing a chalk line from one side of the gap in the Pentagon wall to the other when he called 911 after a minor heart attack, and thanks to advances in medical technology, recovered to enjoy a long and happy retirement.

When questioned, his only response was "I don't know, man, I didn't do it." (but it could have been worse.)

www.quickdistco.com

In the next book Twifark read, we were saved because a dark-haired Tantric Engineer named Omnical Elwinsky gave the Prez a first-class Grade-A blow job in the Oval Office at 10 a.m., relaxed his tense muscles, pacified his glands, soothed his frustrations, and inspired him to act relatively sane for the rest of the day. He did not push the button, thereby preserving millions of species of living forms on Earth and thousands of microscopic species on Venus. Omnical Elwinsky, of course, was regarded with contempt by all right-thinking people, who had no idea that they owed their lives to her skillful extraction of presidential spermatazoa by means of tender, gentle, gracefully rhythmic kissing, licking, and sucking of the presidential wand. Even if they had known about it, the right-thinking people would still say Omnical should be ashamed of herself.

The whole novel was rather didactic, Twifark decided. It was written only to prove a point: Never underestimate the importance of a blow job.

i.imgur.com

There were other novels about other Presidents, but they "only" (as they say) existed in parodies. One was a science-fiction thriller set in a parallel universe and was called Wigner's Friend. It was about the two worst possible Presidents the author, a hung-over copypastaficionado named Farkle, could imagine.

The two Presidents in Farkle's book were caricatures. They got the country into totally unnecessary wars without the consent, and sometimes even without the knowledge, of Congress. They lied all the time, compulsively, even when it wasn't necessary. They put wiretaps on everybody -- even on themselves. (Farkle, while not a psychologist, believed this bizarre fantasy, which smacked of satire, was possible for a certain type of paranoid mind.) They used the NSA and the IRS to harass every citizen who resisted their tyranny. They not only took bribes, but even had teams of enforcers who extorted "campaign" money from corporations under the threat of turning the NSA and IRS on them. Their political enemies all went out of business in a series of strange insider trading scandals that couldn't be explained.

The book was a runaway best-seller, because it had a taut, suspenseful plot and because all the Farkers who reddit could congratulate themselves on not being dumb enough to ever consecutively elect such Presidents.

Slipping the dollar bill back into his pocket, Twifark mused that a bad world-count can lead to all sorts of different probabilities, closed the third book, and went to sleep, knowing the wave function would collapse again in the morning, and he would wake up somewhere else even more amazing... or at least, amusing.
/fnord
 
2013-09-08 08:31:40 AM  
Fun Fact: The strength of the cotton/linen weave used in dollar bills is enough to make something bullet proof, providing you use the correct number of layers for the caliber of bullet you wish to stop.

Fun Fact: U.S. Dollars are inflammible. Remember that next time you need to extinguish a fire.

Fun Fact. In an emergency, dollars can easily be used to splint a broken leg. Simply go to a hospital, give a bunch of them to a doctor, and he will take care of it for you.
 
2013-09-08 08:31:46 AM  
Really thought this would be a story about the shape-shifting lizard people.
 
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