Fun Facts of the Week 10/12-10/16

By Marissa Vrba, Staff Writer

  1. If you have 3 quarters, 4 dimes and, 4 pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.
  2. The numbers ‘172’ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
  3. U.S. paper money is not paper. It’s cloth. In Ben Franklin’s day, people repaired torn bills with a needle and thread.
  4. Pennies buried in a garden will repel slugs, which get electric shocks from touching copper and zinc.
  5. Sailors used to pass the time by banging on the edge of coins with the heel of a spoon, then cutting the middle out of the thickened rims to make rings for their loved ones.