Frank Sinatra Jr. was once kidnapped. His captors demanded all negotiations be conducted by payphone. During these conversations, Frank Sr. became concerned he wouldn't have enough coins to keep talking, prompting him to carry 10 dimes in his pocket for the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The march of dime's origin was from FDR's charity drive where people would mail in dimes to combat Polio. After FDR's death, the dime was redesigned to include FDR on it. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Eleanor Roosevelt worked as a DJ in 1957 to raise money for the March of Dimes. She took requests from kids with polio, playing everything from Elvis to Harry Belafonte and Eddie Fisher. smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
, FDR asked singer Eddie Cantor if he could get a million people to send in a dollar to support polio research. He replied that it would be easier to ask for dimes. By the end of the month, the White House had received 2.68 million dimes ($268k) and the March of Dimes began. time.com/5062520/march-of…
The Federal Reserve Bank pays only about 7.7 cents for each dollar bill printed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, but that it must pay face value for each coin (penny, nickel, dime, quarter) produced by the U.S. Mint. coinweek.com/featured-new…
1 US dollar in dimes weighs the same as 1 dollar in quarters (22.68 grams) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
The early model pay phones had three slots, one for nickels, dimes and quarters. Each slot would play a different sounding bell, letting the operator on the line calculate how much money was deposited mcall.com/news/mc-xpm-200…
After Balto the sled dog became famous for his role in saving a remote area from a diphtheria outbreak, he toured America on the vaudeville circuit. When a Cleveland businessman found Balto chained at a "dime museum" in LA, he bought the dog to live out his life at the Cleveland Zoo. case.edu/ech/articles/b/b…
A Spanish double agent, Juan Pujol Garcia got medals for spying from both Nazi Germany and the British Empire. He ran a fake spy network in London for Germany and recruited 27 fictitious agents all on German dime to provided them with fake intelligence during WW2. history.com/news/spy-doub…
A pound of US quarters and a pound of dimes both equal twenty dollars. lifehacker.com/how-to-est…
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge mentalfloss.com/article/2…
The half-penny was discontinued in 1857 when the U.S realized it was worth too little; however, when the half-penny was removed, it had more purchasing power than today’s dime. sbeconomic.com/single-pos…
When the U.S. Half-Cent was discontinued in 1857 for not having enough buying power, it was worth about the same as a modern U.S. Dime gizmodo.com/the-u-s-kille…
Anthony Cymerys an 82 years old barber would go out every Wednesday with his chair, a pair of slippers and a car battery to power his clippers at a local park in Hartford. He gives free haircuts to the homeless and doesn't charge them a dime, all you had to do in exchange is to give him a hug. cbsnews.com/news/homeless…
FDR founded an organization to find a cure for polio, and believed that if everyone gave only a dime, polio would be eradicated. Because of this motto, after his death in 1945, FDR's face was put on the dime, and his organization was renamed "The March of Dimes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Rob Gronkowski lives off of his endorsement money and hasn’t spent a dime of his NFL Contract bleacherreport.com/articl…
Frank Sinatra always carried 10 dimes after once fearing he would run out of change while talking on a payphone with his son's kidnappers. He was even buried with them in his pocket. apnewsarchive.com/1998/Si…
When Frank Sinatra's son was kidnapped the kidnappers demanded that all communication be on payphones.Sinatra was concerned he wouldn't have enough change to complete the calls. He carried a roll of dimes with him at all times for the rest of his life; he was buried with ten dimes in his pocket. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
FDR’s face is on the dime because of a foundation he started for polio patients by having people mail dimes to the White House, now known as the March of Dimes marchofdimes.org/mission/…
The price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed at a nickel for over 70 years. As a result, vending machines only took nickels, and before raising prices to a dime the president of the company asked President Eisenhower to mint 7.5 cent coins to keep the increase reasonable. npr.org/sections/money/20…
Frank Sinatra was buried in a blue business suit with mementos from family membersβ€”cherry-flavored Life Savers, Tootsie Rolls, a bottle of Jack Daniel's, a pack of Camel cigarettes, a Zippo lighter, stuffed toys, a dog biscuit, and a roll of dimes that he always carried en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Jay Leno has never touched a dime of his 'Tonight Show' money cnbc.com/2016/12/14/why-j…
FDR founded an organization to find a cure for polio, and believed that if every American gave only a dime, polio would be eradicated. Because of this motto, after his death in 1945, FDR's face was put on the dime, and his organization was renamed "The March of Dimes." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
NYC Mayor Fiorello La Guardia banned pinball in the 1940s as gambling that emptied the "pockets of schoolchildren in the form of nickels and dimes given them as lunch money". All pinball machines were rounded up and smashed dramatically by the mayor, before being dumped into city rivers. popularmechanics.com/tech…
, the physical size and value of the US Dime (1⁄10th of a sliver dollar) was first proposed by Alexander Hamilton, and other founding fathers, who advocated for a decimal-based coinage system. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
, during Hirsohima bombing, Only 600 milligrams of uranium (less than the weight of a dime) generated energy which killed 140,000 people! questioneveryday.com/vide…
The US Mint takes a loss on penny and nickel production, costing 1.7 and 8 cents, respectively. However, with dimes and quarters costing 3.9 and 8.95 cents to produce, the US nets nearly $400M/year because of β€œseigniorage”, the difference in costs to create all currency and face-values. money.cnn.com/2016/01/11/…
The US military co-wrote parts of the screenplay of Top Gun, let the studio use military equipment on set for a dime and installed recruiting tables in theaters to get moviegoers into Navy. huffingtonpost.com/david-…
A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20. huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
Frank Sinatra carried a roll of dimes until the day he died, and was buried with a roll of dimes because he was scared of running out of change when talking to his son's kidnappers on the pay phone. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The amount of matter converted to energy in the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima was about 700 milligrams, less than one-third the mass of a U.S. dime. discovermagazine.com/2010…
Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
Bruce Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bru…
DJ Steve Aoki’s father Rocky started the popular Japanese steakhouse chain Benihana yet didn't give him a dime to help him build his empire. nypost.com/2016/04/15/dj-…
In 1953, Coca Cola attempted to persuade the US Treasury to mint a 7.5 cent coin; a can of Coke had been a nickel since 1886 and needed to be raised due to inflation, but they felt a dime was too much. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
John D. Rockefeller - the wealthiest man of all time - gave a dime to children wherever he went. When the Great Depression came around, he started giving nickels instead. newworldencyclopedia.org/…
A pound of dimes is worth exactly the same as a pound of quarters usmint.gov/about_the_mint…
The British equivalent of the American idiom "to stop on a dime" is "to stop on a sixpence," a coin no longer in use but roughly equivalent in size to the dime. phrases.org.uk/bulletin_b…
The US discontinued the half cent in 1857, when it had more buying power than a dime has today. nytimes.com/roomfordebate…
1lb of quarters and 1lb of dimes are both equal to $20 huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
A Wells Fargo employee was fired after it came to light he attempted to use a cardboard dime in a washing machine fify years ago. usatoday30.usatoday.com/n…
The minting of the U.S. half-penny was discontinued in 1857 because it was viewed as having too insignificant purchasing power and wasteful to continue minting. Adjusted for inflation it would be worth more than the penny, nickel, and dime today. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20.. huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
Ed McGivern was able to fire five shots at five yards into a silver dollar in 45/100ths of a second, shoot six hand-thrown clays, shoot a dime on the fly and that his Guinness world record for "The greatest rapid-fire feat" still stands (1932). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_…
If atoms were the size of basketballs then a dime would be the size of earth sciencing.com/compare-siz…
The original US coins established in 1792 were the dime (spelled "disme"), cent, and mill, worth ​1⁄10, ​1⁄100 and ​1⁄1000 dollar, respectively. wikipedia.org/wiki/Dime_(…
Mark Twain published two dime novels, Tom Sawyer - Detective, and Tom Sawyer Abroad, to cash in on the popularity of pulp fiction and Jules Verne-style science fiction, some two decades after the title character's debut en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
Beloved Painter Bob Ross Never Got a Dime for His PBS Show "The Joy of Painting". He made his fortune was through his art corporation, which produced lots of how-to books, over 100 videotapes, Bob Ross-branded art materials, and a small army of around 150 art teachers around the world. complex.com/style/2015/01…
In 2012 Wells Fargo fired a customer service representative for putting a cardboard dime in a laundry machine back in 1963. nydailynews.com/news/nati…
In the 1960s there were coin operated machines with live chickens that would play piano, ring a bell or play you in tic tac toe when you dropped in a dime. inthe00s.com/archive/inth…

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