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…
, 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…
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 dime has 118 ridges around the edge mentalfloss.com/article/2…
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…
A pound of US quarters and a pound of dimes both equal twenty dollars. lifehacker.com/how-to-est…
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…
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…
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…
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/…
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…
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…
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…
, 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…
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-…
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…
, 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/…
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-…
A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20. huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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_(…
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…
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 US discontinued the half cent in 1857, when it had more buying power than a dime has today. nytimes.com/roomfordebate…
If atoms were the size of basketballs then a dime would be the size of earth sciencing.com/compare-siz…
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…
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…
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_…
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…
Franklin D. Roosevelt's image was put on the US dime, in part to honor his effort in founding the March of Dimes, a charity established to combat the spread of polio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
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…
Pinball was banned beginning in the early 1940s until 1976 in New York City. New York mayor Fiorello La Guardia was responsible for the ban, believing that it robbed school children of their hard earned nickels and dimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
In 1963 Frank Sinatra's son was kidnapped and the kidnappers demanded to be called on payphone, during one call Frank ran out of coins and thought it cost him his son. Thankfully he got his son back but he was never without a roll dimes again for the rest of his life. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/F…
Roosevelt is on the dime because he helped create March of Dimes, the organization that was originally a campaign to fund polio research. usmint.gov/mint_programs/…
Billionaire John D Rockefeller enjoyed giving away dimes to everyone he met, including children. He would give a dime for a good story, or pour dimes over a stain if someone spilled something. Sometimes he would even tease the person by holding back the dime. books.google.ca/books?id=…
A teen offered seven Atari games, three dollar bills, and $2.30 in nickels and dimes to an undercover investigator posing as a hitman to take out a "romantic rival" slate.com/articles/news_a…
A pound (.45kg) of dimes and a pound (.45kg) of quarters are both worth exactly $20 USD. wisegeek.com/a-pound-of-w…
Today I learned of Wild Man Fischer who, after being institutionalized for attacking his mother with a knife and later diagnosed with severe paranoid schizophrenia, escaped from the hospital and wandered around Los Angeles singing songs a capella for a dime a piece. Frank Zappa later helped him record an album. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
Any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollar coins will add to $20 per pound huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20. huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
The Hubble Space Telescope is so precise, it would be able to hit a dime with a laser from 200 miles away while moving 17,000mph nasa.gov/mission_pages/hu…
The largest amount of money you can have without having change for a dollar is $1.19 (3 quarters, 4 dimes, and 4 pennies cannot be divided into a dollar). wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i…
Music publisher Irving Mills created the "band within a band" concept where a few members of famous jazz bands would record records to sell at dime stores under a variety of different names for a variety of record labels, but the labels were all owned by the same parent corporation en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irv…
All US coins with reeded edges (dime, quarter, half dollar) have the same value per weight usmint.gov/about_the_mint…
The United States pays 1.8 cents to mint a penny, and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel. But dimes only cost 4.6 cents. washingtonpost.com/blogs/…
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…
The depression-era song "Brother Can You Spare a Dime" was considered by Republicans to be anti-capitalist propaganda and almost dropped from the 1932 musical revue Americana; attempts were made to ban it from the radio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bro…
FIFA forced the government of Brazil to lift the No Alcohol in Stadiums Law, which was implemented because of the level of violence that acopmanied it, and then acted like it didn't know about it. Not to mention not leaving a dime to Brazil after the games. youtube.com/attribution_l…
Americans would reduce the number of coins given as change by 17.2% if 18-cent pieces were used in place of dimes. discovermagazine.com/2003…
There is a Congolese man known as the β€œAfrican Einstein” who wants to build rockets that can reach outer space and make African space tourism possible. The government of DR Congo so far hasn't invested a dime but provided mental support vice.com/en_ca/read/hows-…
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. reference.com/math/larges…
The US dime featuring FDR is believed to be based on a profile by African-American sculptor Selma Burke, but the U.S. treasury credits the coin's design to former chief engraver at the U.S. Mint, John Sinnock. infoplease.com/askeds/des…
The value of silver in a silver dime, is $3.02 currently. coinflation.com/coins/194…
A bumblebee bat (the world's smallest mammal) weighs about the same as a U.S. dime second-opinion-doc.com/in…
The act that created the US $ also created its 4 divisions: the cent 1/100, mil 1/1000, dime 1/10 and eagle 10x. This is why a penny says One Cent and a dime says One Dime. But a quarter says Quarter Dollar and a nickel Five Cents. There are also gold coin Eagles $10 & Double Eagles $20. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uni…
Jay Leno has never spent a dime of the money he has earned on The Tonight Show, but rather lives off of the money earned from his stand-up routines parade.condenast.com/4991…
Today I learned of the Australian grocery chain Woolworths, which derived its name from the five-and-dime U.S. enterprise, after learning that "Woolworths" was not a registered name en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woo…
90's rapper Coolio is a talented cook with his own cookbook, featuring chapters such as "Salad-Eatin' Bitches" and measurements like "a dime bag of salt" blogs.villagevoice.com/mu…
Dimes are so small because, if they were any larger, the amount of silver (previously) contained in them would be worth more than their face value en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
"dropping a dime" literally means "to drop a dime in a payphone to make a call," generally to report someone to the police en.wiktionary.org/wiki/dr…
70% of the U.S.'s actual currency (dollars, quarters, dimes, etc.) is in other countries. federalreserve.gov/pubs/b…
The title of The Minutemen's "Double Nickels on The Dime" is trucker slang for driving exactly 55 mph on the I-10 freeway and was a reaction to Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
US President Franklin D. Roosevelt is featured on the 10 cent "dime" coin because of his work with the March of Dimes charity. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dim…
The reason FDR is on the dime is because he created the March of Dimes, which was established to fight polio. history1900s.about.com/b/…
3 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickel and 4 pennies will be enough for exact change on any purchase. wiki.answers.com/Q/What_i…
When the half-penny coin was discontinued, it's value was still greater than today's dimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hal…
Firefighter John McClogan took what is arguably the most famous forest-fire photo ever during the Bitterroot fire in MT, but, however, never received a dime of profit from it. Since he took the photo while working for the US Forest Service, it was instantly pubic property. snopes.com/photos/natural…
Frank Sinatra developed a life-long habit of carrying a roll of dimes, as a result of the 1963 kidnapping of his son, Frank Sinatra Jr. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The US money system was originally supposed to have five base units, each worth ten of the preceding unit: The cent, dime, dollar, eagle ($10), and union ($100). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eag…
Annie Oakley's most famous gun trick was being able to repeatedly split a playing card, edge-on, and put several more holes in it before it could touch the ground, while using a .22 caliber rifle, at 90 feet. She was also able to hit a dime tossed in midair at 90 feet. girlswithguns.org/short/s…
$1 worth of Dimes, Quarters, or Half Dollars each weighs the exact same amount of 22.68 grams (due originally being made of silver). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coi…
Pinball machines were banned from New York city from the early 1940s to 1976 because the Mayor believed that it was a game of luck and that it robbed school children of their hard earned nickels and dimes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
The weight-to-monetary-value ratio between the dime, quarter, and half dollar are exactly the same usmint.gov/about_the_mint…
A pound of any combination of dimes, quarters, and half-dollars is worth $20. huffingtonpost.com/colm-m…
The largest amount of money you can have in coins without being able to make change for a dollar is not 99Β’, but $1.19 composed of three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies. jwilson.coe.uga.edu/EMAT6…
One of the reasons FDR's face is on the dime is because of his efforts in founding the March of Dimes, which was originally founded to combat polio. usmint.gov/mint_programs/…
Frank Sinatra Carried a roll of dimes with him until his death, in the event that one of his family was kidnapped so he'd never run out of change/time while on the phone with kidnappers. After said incident happened while he was negotiating with the kidnappers for the release of his son in 1963. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
The minimum amount of coins needed to always have exact change is ten: 3 quarters, 2 dimes, 1 nickle, and 4 pennies lifehacker.com/208742/alw…
1 pound of US quarters, dimes or half dollars is worth $20.00 usmint.gov/about_the_mint…
The size of the hole in a CD/DVD/Blu-Ray disc is based on the size of a Dutch dime (dubbeltje, 0,10 guilders) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dut…
After running out of change while talking on a payphone with his son's kidnappers, Frank Sinatra began carrying a roll of dimes with him at all times, a habit that lasted the rest of his life. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fra…
Franklin D. Roosevelt founded the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis, which is now known as the March of Dimes. marchofdimes.com/mission/…
Legendary comedy duo Abbott & Costello split all profits earned from the act 60/40, favoring Abbott, because, according to Costello "Comics are a dime a dozen. Good straight men are hard to find." fact-index.com/a/ab/abbot…
The US struck half-dimes four years before striking the first dime. coinweek.com/featured-new…

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