Thursday, November 02, 2006

Disappearing Money

I heard a news item this morning about a problem with Euros in some German cities. It seems that the notes are disappearing…well, what a surprise!

To be more accurate the notes are actually dissolving in unsuspecting people’s pockets.

It seems that some of these banknotes have been treated with a sulphate salt which turns into a kind of sulphuric acid when it comes into contact with human sweat…for example on your palm! Then the acid eats away the banknote and you end up with nothing.

I have been getting notes like that for years!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

So that's where the money goes.

You've given me a great excuse now.