American currency went as high as $10,000, with $5,000, $1,000 and $500 bills also in circulation. They were discontinued in 1969 for β€œlack of use.” en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lar…
The "Keep Calm & Carry On" phrase was initially coined by the U.K.'s Ministry of Information in 1939 near the beginning of World War II. The phrase made its way to posters, but with paper scarce during the War, they did not receive a high degree of circulation. cnn.com/style/article/kee…
Today I learned of the Chicago circulation wars, a bloody turf war that erupted between 3 rival Chicago based newspaper companies during the early 1900's. The violence resulted in at least 20 deaths and were brought to an end by the beginning of WW1. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi…
The US $2 bill is still being produced in large numbers. The apparent scarcity of the bill is caused by collectors taking it out of circulation because they think that it is rarer than it actually is. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Today I learned about 46 million dollars’ worth of Australian $50 bill went into circulation in 10/2018 had a typo error. It went unnoticed for mos. until it was spotted by radio listener.The central bank misspelled the word β€œresponsibility” as β€œRESPONSIBILTY" & said the error will be fixed in future print runs reuters.com/article/us-au…
In 1872 a Japanese samurai and politician Shinpei Eto established a wanted photograph distribution system. Its first subject was Shipei Eto himself. The circulation of wanted photographs aided his swift arrest. He was executed at the age of 41 japanese-wiki-corpus.gith…
, William Harvey (1578-1657), an English physician discovered the circulation of blood when it was believed that blood oscillated in the body. For his idea, he was ridiculed and was called a "circulator". But after his death, his idea was accepted as a biological fact. ahajournals.org/doi/full/…
An American teen-ager survived for nearly four months without a heart, kept alive by a custom-built artificial blood-pumping device until she was able to have a heart transplant. She essentially lived for 118 days without a heart, with her circulation supported only by the two blood pumps. reuters.com/article/usa-t…
The $2 bill makes up 1% of currency circulation. Its scarcity in daily use has confused some merchants who believe the bill to be fake. A 13 year-old girl in Texas was detained by Police when she tried to pay for her school lunch w/a $2 bill, b/c the school’s counterfeit pen wouldn’t work on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
The lifespan of a $5 bill in circulation is 4.7 years, the shortest of any denomination federalreserve.gov/faqs/h…
Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, a blackface parody of Snow White, has been praised by animation historians, and has been included on lists of the greatest animated films ever - but is considered to have racism unparalleled in cartoon history, and has been banned from circulation since 1968 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coa…
Designed by Benjamin Franklin, the first official circulation coin of United States was inscribed with the words "Mind Your Business" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fug…
[] The term "yellow journalism" was coined in the mid-1890s to characterize the sensational journalism in the circulation war between Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst's New York Journal. The comic character "The Yellow Kid" featured heavily in this competition. wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow…
In 2016 France blocked an attempt by Belgium to issue a 2-euro coin commemorating the anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Using a loophole in Eurozone guidelines, Belgium simply minted a 2.50-euro commemorative coin and put it into circulation anyway theguardian.com/world/201…
In the 13th century, a Muslim polymath named Ibn al-Nafis discovered the circulation of blood 300 years before William Harvey ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The $100 bill is the most common US note in circulation, followed by the $1, and then the $20 with 14.2 billion, 12.7 billion, and 9.5 billion notes, respectively, in circulation as of 2019 federalreserve.gov/paymen…
In the UK at any one time, there is an average of 3.8 billion genuine banknotes in circulation, with a notional face value of around Β£75 billion. bankofengland.co.uk/bankn…
Bills of $1k, $5k, $10k, and up to $100k used to be in circulation, a few of which were curtailed by Nixon in '69 to prevent them from being used in money-laundering investopedia.com/6-famous…
Today I learned of the Great Catfish Massacre of 1985, where a Louisiana mayor decided to turn the town swimming pool into a giant catfish farming operation. Turned out the circulation blades didn’t have blade covers, which was a problem for the ecosystem. β€œIt looked like we were chumming for sharks." bayoubrief.com/2019/08/13…
Today I learned about Cardiopulmonary Bypass, a technique in which a machine temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs during surgery, maintaining the circulation of blood and the oxygen content of the patient's body. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car…
Today I learned of The Conqueror, a 1956 movie produced by Howard Hughes, starring John Wayne and filmed downwind from a nuclear weapons testing site. 91 crew members later developed cancer including Wayne and his two sons. Panned by critics, Hughes purchased every print to keep it out of circulation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
Gilbert Grosvenor boosted the circulation of National Geographic from 1,000 to 2 million in 1899 by discarding the magazine’s format of short, overly technical articles for articles of general interest accompanied by photographs history.com/this-day-in-h…
Today I learned about polymer banknotes, and how they're in general circulation in at least 30 countries. They were first developed in Australia to replace paper banknotes with a more secure and more durable alternative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pol…
The US two dollar bill is still being produced today. It's apparent rarity is in part due to the common misconception that it is no longer being produced, causing people to collect them, thus pulling them out of circulation. marketplace.org/2015/01/0…
Rice farmers often put fish into their water-laden fields in a process called β€œrice-fish culture.” The fish act as pest control, improve oxygen circulation, and can even fertilize the soil with their droppings. This can increase the crop yield by 10% or more. idrc.ca/sites/default/fil…
The dictator of Burma (Myanmar) was obsessed with numerology. He removed 50 Kyat and 100 Kyat banknotes from circulation. Replaced them with 45 Kyat and 90 Kyat banknotes. The economic instability which followed led to a coup d'ΓͺtΓ‘t in 1988. alternative-science.org/n…
The Australian 1 and 2 cent coins were withdrawn from circulation in 1992. The recovered coins were melted down to make the bronze medals for the Sydney 2000 Olympics ramint.gov.au/news-media/…
Cross circulation where a second human (usually they patient's father) was used as a heart bypass 'machine' was used for the first surgeries to fix congenital heart defects in children. jtcvs.org/article/S0022-5…
Today I learned of Frances Kelsey, the physician who refused to allow the deadly drug Thalidomide from entering circulation into the US in the 1960's, saving numerous American infants from disfiguration and birth defects en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Canada has a 50 cent coin denomination that is still minted and in regular circulation, but incredibly rare to see in transactions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50-…
The first named author in history was a woman named Enheduanna from the Sumerian city state of Ur (modern Iraq) in the 23rd century BCE. As a high priestess, she wrote hymns and poems that were in circulation for hundreds of years after her death. ancient.eu/amp/1-10021/
There are more $100 bills in circulation than $1 bills, and most of them are overseas finance.yahoo.com/news/hu…
There are more $100 dollar bills in general circulation than there are $20 dollar bills, but about 1.5 billion. titlemax.com/discovery-ce…
An elderly man in China tried to buy a train ticket using currency not in circulation since 1949. He wanted to pay for a train ticket costing 12.5 yuan with a 500 yuan banknote and was informed his 1943 note is no longer legal tender. They are now worth over $100 bbc.com/news/blogs-news-f…
All the oceans' waters travel on a "global conveyor belt" called thermohaline circulation--and the journey once around the planet takes about 1000 years. oceanservice.noaa.gov/edu…
The best-selling edition of Playboy magazine was the November 1972, which sold over seven million copies, when one-quarter of all American college men were buying or subscribing to it every month. By 2014 circulation had declined to 320,000 per month and now it's published quarterly. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pla…
The New Hampshire Astronomical Society donated over a dozen telescopes to local public libraries around the state so they can be put into circulation just like a book. Their 4.5-inch telescopes shows the Moon and deep sky objects in far more detail than common "beginners" telescopes nhastro.com/ltp.php
Boeing factory in Seattle is so massive that it began generating its own weather and clouds inside the facility until a state-of-the-art air circulation system was installed. smh.com.au/world/inside-b…
The worst hyperinflation in history was Hungary in 1945-1946, where prices doubled every 15 hours, all the combined Hungarian banknotes in circulation were worth less than 1/1000th of one US Cent. ($0.00001 USD), and the largest banknote was 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 (10^20) pengo. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyp…
The largest single bloc of opposition to the elimination of the penny from American currency circulation is the zinc industry, who earns millions per year from their production. fortune.com/2012/04/11/do…
Today I learned about Joseph C. Rowell, who in 1894, established interlibrary loan (ILL) in the US. With ILL, you can go to your library and request and borrow (almost) any resource available for public circulation that is held in ANY library in the US, for little or no cost. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Int…
Part of the reason the US Treasury doesn’t put the 2 dollar bill into wider circulation is because people opt to collect them, rather than actually spending them melmagazine.com/en-us/sto…
Today I learned of Robert S. Abbott, who founded 'The Chicago Defender' in 1905 for just $7. With the top circulation of any Black-owned newspaper in the states it made him a multi-millionaire and contributed to The Great Migration. Thanking his ex-landlady for encouraging him, he gave her an 8 room house. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob…
The word β€œdollar” - and the names of several other currencies past and present - is derived from the β€œthaler”, a type of European coin in circulation for centuries whose name originally comes from the German word for β€œvalley”... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JΓ‘c…
Hungary experienced the worst hyperinflation in history post-WWII. The value of the pengΕ‘ fell so far that notes were issued in denominations of 10 to the 20th power. In 1946 when the pengΕ‘ was replaced, the total value of all notes in circulation was less than 1/10000 of one US cent. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hun…
In 2017 no standard British Β£2 coins were minted for general circulation, because the introduction of the new Β£1 coins had brought enough of them back into circulation, via people emptying their coin jars primarily to get rid of their old Β£1 coins. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two…
Larry Flynt Publishing Inc. produces approximately 30 magazines, but best known for Hustler, an adult entertainment men's magazine with a circulation of around 750,000. With magazine sales softening, Flynt planned to rely more heavily on Internet sites and adult videos to generate revenue fundinguniverse.com/compa…
Today I learned about the Honus Wagner (1911) baseball card. One sold for $3.12 Million in 2016. There are only about 25 - 200 copies in existence because Wagner told the American Tobacco Company to pull the card from circulation. mentalfloss.com/article/7…
The $100 bill comprises 77% of all US currency in circulation. According to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, more than two-thirds of all $100 notes are held outside the United States. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
In 1993 the Bank of Mexico introduced a new currency, the nuevo peso. Three zeros were stripped from the peso and confusion was avoided by making the "nuevo peso" currency almost identical to the old "peso". Both of them circulated at the same time, while the "peso" was removed from circulation merrypenny.com/currency/w…

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