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…Gazeta Mercantil doesn’t like the dollar?

Gazeta Mercantil Dollar

Gazeta Mercantil created a fantastic series of arted out bills for ads about their financial coverage titled “Understand the real value of money”.

The Dollar, Yen, and Euro were all featured, and each included powerful reminders of the host country’s history, and what went into the creation of each currency.

[Coloribus – Dollar]

[Via: Neatorama]

…USPS is impressive?


Mail is a magical thing.

You handwrite an address on an envelope and attach a stamp to the outside, and a few days later your letter arrives exactly where it’s supposed to be.

So how does the USPS manage to handle 703 million pieces of mail per day?

Good Magazine has put together an impressive graphic representation of a comparison between FedEx, UPS, DHL and the USPS, and the numbers are staggering:

    700,000 employees, $73 billion revenue, 37,000 post offices, and 216,000 vehicles, all to deliver you your bills, Netflix, and credit card offers.

Rain, sleet or snow indeed.

[Good Magazine – How Our Mail Gets To Us]


…You can do Washington, DC on $85 a day?

Washington, DC On $85 A Day

While traveling around Washington, DC, Flickr user Musely had an interesting idea called Washington, DC on $85 a Day.

Since the US $5, $10, $20, and $50 bills all feature buildings that are located in Washington (the Lincoln Memorial, US Treasury, White House and Capitol buildings respectively) he walked around until he found the place wither each illustration was made, lined up the bill, and snapped away.

It’s old meets new in a very interesting sort of way.

[Flickr – Musely – Washington, DC On $85 A Day]

[Via: Neatorama]

…Money makes great origami?

Money Origami

By folding bills like origami, artists are able to create rather unique portraits of some of the world’s most famous people.

Unfortunately, no instructions are included, but hopefully this is enough inspiration for you to figure it out on your own.

[Money Origami]

[Via: Random Good Stuff]

…Ugly money can be beautiful?

Homer Front

Homer Back

Since 1998, Johnny Bitter, owner of Johnny Burrito, has been collecting funny money that has come across his counter from “unsung artists, poets, philosophers & pundits” who use national currency as a medium. His collection includes bills that have been drawn on, written on, mutilated, stamped, and even the occasional coin. I wonder how much some of this art would cost.

[Ugly Money]

[Via: Pennylicious]

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…Some words should exist?

Being a wordist myself, I loved Comedy Corner’s “20 Words That Should Exist”. I’m definitely going to try and get these into daily usage ASAP.

    3. AQUALIBRIUM (ak wa bib’ re um) n.
    The point where the stream of drinking fountain water is at its perfect height, thus relieving the drinker from (a) having to suck the nozzle, or (b)squirting himself in the eye (or ear).

    4. BURGACIDE (burg’ uh side) n.
    When a hamburger can’t take any more torture and hurls itself through he grill into the coals.

    6. CARPERPETUATION (kar’ pur pet u a shun) n.
    The act, when vacuuming, of running over a string or a piece of lint at least a dozen times, reaching over and picking it up, examining it, then putting it back down to give the vacuum one more chance.

    8. DISCONFECT (dis kon fect’) v.
    To sterilize the piece of candy you dropped on the floor by blowing on it, somehow assuming this will remove all the germs.

    11. ELBONICS (el bon icks’) n.
    The actions of two people maneuvering for one armrest in a movie theater.

    12. ELECELLERATON (el a cel er ay’ shun) n.
    The mistaken notion that the more you press an elevator button the faster it will arrive.

    13. FRUST (frust) n.
    The small line of debris that refuses to be swept onto the dust pan and keeps backing a person across the room until he finally decides to give up and sweep it under the rug.

    18. PHONESIA (fo nee’ zhuh) n.
    The affliction of dialing a phone number and forgetting whom you were calling just as they answer.

[Comedy Corner – 20 Words That Should Exist]

[Via: Neatorama]