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…Coins don’t need to have ridges?

Coin Ridges

Ever wonder why some coins have ridges, while others do not?

The answer is surprisingly simple:

When coins where made of gold or silver, the value of the coin was based on the value of the metal in it. Thus, a $10 gold coin had $10 worth of gold in it.

Before ridges, thieves would file off the edges of the coins and make a slow but steady profit from passing on the slightly smaller coins, while collecting the rest.

To prevent this practice, the government began minting ridges into the edges of coins so that you can easily tell if a coin has been tampered with.

Though coins are no longer made of gold or silver, they still have ridges, because we’re accustomed to seeing them that way.

Now you know.

[Via: Big Site Of Amazing Facts]

[Photo Via: Clearly Ambiguous]

…It’s TGI Friday: Off The Rails?

Off The Rails

Sometimes, the simplest games are the most fun.

Off The Rails uses only five buttons, but the great graphics and simplistic gameplay will have you pumping your way through level after level.

Just remember to stay on the rails every once in a while.

[Miniclip – Off The Rails]

…You can make your own TV-B-Gone?

TV-B-Gone

TV-B-Gone is a small electrical device that turns off any TV with the push of a button from up to 100 feet away.

Now, with an open source hardware kit from Adafruit and a bit of soldering skill, you can make your own TV-B-Gone.

The kit comes with everything but the tools and the batteries, and is supposedly a “very simple kit and great for people who have never soldered anything before.”

[Adafruit – TV-B-Gone Kit]

[TV-B-Gone]

[Via: MAKE: Blog]

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…Strings need Ends?

Sneaker Ends

If everything in your life needs a little more bling, then check out Ends, a new product that is designed to give the laces, strings and straps on your hoodies, shoes and sneakers a subtle addition of style.

Featuring black gold, black diamonds, 24k yellow gold and white diamonds, they won’t be cheap, but if you’re looking for sneaker jewelry that can’t be beat, then that’s just the price you’re going to have to pay.

Bling Bling.

[High Snobiety – Ends]