Money has such a prominent position in people’s lives. We see it everyday — although so many people say that they don’t have enough. That said, not all bills and coins are created equal.
There are some currencies that look better than others. Of course, nobody really cares how money looks. It’s more important for money to be real.
However, there are some coins and bills that look too pretty to spend. Check out some of them.
British Pound Coin
A new 12-sided British pound coin entered circulation this year. It’s being tagged as “the most secure coin in the world.” It’s most awesome security feature is a hologram that changes from the pound symbol that changes to the number “1” when you look at it from different angles.
Comoros is a country located off the eastern coast of Africa. It’s situated right between Mozambique and Madagascar. Their cash reminds people of a charming painting.
See the raised tactile dots on Australia’s banknote? Those raised dots are there so that those who are visually impaired can easily know the value of the banknote. For those of us who can see, well the colors of the banknote certainly energizes us.
The maple leaf on this bill is one of its most impressive security features. When you look through it using a single light source, you can see a ring of text that reflects its monetary value.
New Zealand Dollar
The International Bank Note Society tagged this as the “Banknote of the Year” in 2015. It is simply stunning.
Costa Rican Colon
Costa Rica capitalized on its wildlife with these bills. These banknotes can actually double as travel brochures.
Mongolia’s currency doesn’t have anything fancy. However, it does have one tough symbol — Genghis Khan, whose reputation as a conqueror is legendary.
Israel’s banknotes are minimalist and elegant.
You can’t mistake Iceland’s banknotes for any other bill. The country’s cash looks like an elaborate illustration from a history book.
What makes Vietnam’s money cool is the fact that it’s made of plastic — polymer, to be exact.
19 Animal Comics That Are Totally Hysterical
Animals can be sassy too.
Truth be told, there’s something fascinating about the animals and their natural ways. For some vague reasons, despite their inability to speak human language, through facial expression and body language, they can (unwittingly) convey a plethora of ideas. Through tail wagging and panting, dogs are able to express their simple joy in seeing their masters after a long day of work. Through yawning in boredom, cats are able to express their nonchalant thoughts about the futile existence of the entire inferior human race. We can learn a lot of things about them just by merely watching them live their life for a few minutes during a lazy afternoon.
Apparently, an artist named Joshua Barkman had the same idea. Using his talent, he created the False Knees comics – a collection of cartoon drawings containing a few dark and humorous comic strips showcasing sassy animals that would surely bring a smile on your face.
So, if you’re having a bad day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the sassiness....
Why Japan Has No Mass Shootings
This is how Japan remains to be one of the countries with the lowest rate of gun violence.
This year alone, we've heard so many cases of mass shooting not only in the United States but in different parts of the world. We are indeed living in scary times.
Those who have been closely observing the news, however, will likely notice one thing - there have been no reports of mass shootings in the country. While there have been incidents of violent killings and other crime, it is pretty evident that the country doesn't have much problem when it comes to gun-related attacks.
So how exactly is this possible for Japan but not for many other countries across the globe? Well, it's actually very simple....
Remembering Doña Paz, The Deadliest Shipwreck In History Worse Than The Titanic
In remembrance of its 30th anniversary. May all the victims rest in peace.
Many people think that the sinking of the Titanic is the worst maritime disaster, but there is a disaster worse than the popular shipwreck. The Philippines will be forever haunted by the tragedy of MV Doña Paz that recorded over 4,000 fatalities.
It will be 30 years since MV Doña Paz burned in the Philippine waters. On the unfortunate day of December 20, 1987, five days before Christmas, the passenger ferry collided with oil tanker MT Vector carrying 8,000 barrels of gasoline and kerosene that left an estimated death toll of 4,386 people and only 24 survivors.