There is an asteroid named 16 Psyche worth $10,000 quadrillion in gold, planinum, iron and nickel. cbsnews.com/news/nasa-mis…
Samsung never paid $1.05 billion judgment to Apple entirely in nickels, it was a satire piece and infact, would require virtually all the nickels circulating in 2012. snopes.com/fact-check/sam…
There is a low nickel diet for those with allergic contact dermatitis; restricted foods include whole wheat, shellfish, nuts, seeds, beans, lentils and peas, spinach, kale, lettuce, canned food, cocoa and chocolate skinanddiet.com/post/2018…
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…
King Tutankhamun (14th Century BC Pharaoh) was entombed with a dagger of "extraterrestrial origin." Advanced spectrometry tests strongly suggest the iron, nickel, and cobalt contained in the blade are from a meteorite that crashed near the the Kharga Oasis about 200 km west of the Nile. history.com/news/research…
The claim that Space Invaders caused a national 100-yen coin shortage in Japan in the late 70s is a myth. It was largely due to low production of the coin as metal composition changed - copper-nickel instead of silver - made people hoard the silver coins. academia.edu/2568838/Spac…
An estimated 10-20% of young women in industrialized countries have a contact allergy to nickel nature.com/articles/news.…
During WW2, nickel was so important for producing armour plating that the US stopped using it to make nickels - and used silver instead. gainesvillecoins.com/blog…
Pumpernickel, a type of rye bread, is named after the Germanic word "pumpern" meaning flatulent, and "Nickel" a reference to to Old Nick (a familiar name for Satan). The dense bread is hard to digest, causing excess flatulence. Hence pumpernickel means "the devil's fart." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pum…
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…
: When suitable environment conditions are given, the probability of an American nickel landing on edge is approximately 1 in 6000 tosses. ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs…
Both the penny and the nickel cost more to make than they're worth, and that up to 1982 the metal in a penny was worth more than the penny itself. govtrackinsider.com/it-co…
In 1953, a paper boy acquired a hollowed-out nickel containing a ciphered message while collecting for his deliveries. He told the daughter of an NYPD officer and the news got to the FBI, eventually leading to the arrest and conviction of KGB agent Vilyam Fisher four years later. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol…
King Tut (Tutankhamun) was entombed with an iron dagger. It is believed that the dagger's blade is forged from a Nickel Iron meteorite, the only available source of that metal in the Bronze Age. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tut…
A dagger discovered in King Tutankhamen’s tomb, in 1925, was made of meteoric metal. It wasn’t until recently that scientists were able to confirm, using portable X-ray fluorescence spectrometry, that it was composed of iron, nickel, and cobalt, β€œstrongly suggests an extraterrestrial origin.” abcnews.go.com/Internatio…
A Nickelodeon was a type of early movie theater that charged 5 cents (a nickel) for admission, and was the precursor to modern cinema. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
A bottle of Coca-Cola cost one nickel (5 cents) between 1886 and 1959. The price remained fixed with very little fluctuation. In 1953, Coca-Cola approached the US Treasury to request minting a 7.5 cent coin. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
A USA nickel coin, value 5 cents, weighs exactly 5.000 grams usmint.gov/learn/coin-and…
1500 languages are stored on a disk the size of a nickel. These languages are etched in 13000 pages which you can read after 1000x magnification. rosettaproject.org/disk/c…
A tree from New Caledonia is the first known hyperaccumulator; its sap has 25% nickel in dry mass; as of 2016 approximately 450 nickel hyperaccumulators have been documented nature.com/articles/srep4…
It costs the US Government more to make its pennies and nickels than the actual face value of the coins. thepricer.org/how-much-do…
The California Proposition 65 list of chemicals (of the "known to the State of California to cause cancer" fame) has over 900 items listed, including vitamin A, nickel, sawdust, and vinyl. oehha.ca.gov/proposition-…
The word pumpernickel comes from β€œdevil’s fart” in German. Pumper means β€œto fart” and nickel is a β€œdevil” or β€œgoblin.” gnosticwarrior.com/devil-…
The Coca-Cola Company tried to avoid raising the price of Coke by leaving 1 in 9 vending machine bottles empty. While most nickels inserted in their vending machine would yield a Coke, some patrons had to use 2 nickels, thus raising the price. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fix…
Nickels and Pennies cost more to make than they're worth money.cnn.com/2016/01/11/…
The first team to win a 24 Hours of Lemons race outright in an electric car will win $50,000, awarded to the team in the form of 5 metric tons of nickels. 24hoursoflemons.com/price…
Since 2005 it has been illegal to carry more than five dollars worth of pennies and nickels outside of the United States when traveling (due to people melting them down for copper) thesprucecrafts.com/coinf…
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…
The Nickelodeon channel gets its name from old five cent (Nickel) movie theaters (The old Greek word for theaters being β€œOdeon”) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
A "nickelodeon" was an early type of small movie theater that cost a nickel en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
The TV channel β€œNickelodeon” got its name from nickelodeons in the early 1900’s, silent movie theaters which customers would pay a nickel to get into en.wikipedia.org/w/index.…
Today I learned of Norilsk, a mining city with a population of 175,000 that’s above the arctic circle where 20% of the World’s Nickel is produced. Norilsk puts out 4 million tons of toxic chemicals annually and the soil is so contaminated it is economically feasible to mine it. theatlantic.com/video/ind…
The homeless person, Kenni Nickel, from the viral video "How Does A Homeless Man Spend $100?" is dead. The youtuber behind the video, "Josh Paler Lin", raised close to $150k on "indiegogo.com", stating it was for Nickel, before he died. According to Nickel's family he never received the money. nbclosangeles.com/news/lo…
It costs seven cents to make a 5 cent nickel. gizmodo.com/it-costs-seve…
The name of the popular kids TV channel 'Nickelodeon', which is a joining of the words 'nickel' and 'odeon', comes directly from the term for a type of early 20th century theater where people would pay a nickel to see short films. youtu.be/stznrpS3_Gc
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 American Buffalo Nickel isn't modeled after 1 specific person unlike every other coin - but rather a composite of 3 individuals (one of whom the artist can't even remember) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buf…
There is a guy who made an entire electric toaster from raw materials - mining and refining steel, nickel, copper, mica, and making plastic - after being inspired by a Hitchhiker's Guide quotation. ted.com/talks/thomas_thwa…
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/…
In the 1920s and 30s, Goo Goo Clusters were advertised as "a nourishing lunch for a nickel" because the main health concern at the time was caloric intake, and candy was seen as a form of inexpensive nourishment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goo…
The penny costs 2.4 cents to produce and indirectly diverts resources driving up the cost of production for the nickel to over twice its value. coins.about.com/od/uscoin…
Twin popsicles were created during the Great Depression so that two children could share a treat for just a nickel. popsicle.com/article/deta…
In Norilsk (Russia), located above the Arctic Circle, winter lasts nine months – and during the polar night the sun doesn’t rise for two months. In almost every building you can find a solarium. By some estimates, one percent of global sulfur dioxide emission comes from Norilsk's nickel mine. bbc.com/reel/video/p078jq…
Coca Cola had the same price of one nickel for 70 years. The price remained unchanged despite two world wars, Pepsi being founded, prohibition, the great depression, and caramel shortage. weku.fm/post/why-coke-cos…
A New Jersey man minted hundreds of thousands of counterfeit nickels in the 1950s; some of which still exist in circulation today. app.com/story/news/local/…
The world’s first theater devoted exclusively to moving pictures appeared in Pittsburgh in 1905. Its founders called the place Nickelodeon, from the price of admission (a nickel) and β€œOdeon” the ancient Greek word for theatre. inktank.fi/in-pictures-11…
A nickel weighs EXACTLY twice as much as a penny. usmint.gov/about_the_mint…
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…
The Russian city of Norilsk, due to industrial nickel smelting operations, has such severe pollution that ponds within the city are dredged to recover the valuable heavy metals that accumulate in their bottom sediment nytimes.com/2007/07/12/wo…
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/…

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