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  • August 19, 2014
    This is a US map showing the relative value of $100 by state. Money buys significantly less in California, Hawaii, DC, Maryland, New York and New Jersey. Money goes the furthest in Mississippi, which, coincidentally, is also the fattest state. Apparently because you can alw... / Continue →
  • August 14, 2014
    This is a video of Gizmodo writier Brian Barrett having his 2008 Toshiba flatscreen TV appraised by an Antiques Roadshow expert. Despite being a whopping six years old, expert Gary Piattoni (who is very professional) only appraises the television at around $100 (I'm not sure i... / Continue →
  • July 14, 2014
    This is part of a World Cup inspired anti-gambling campaign run in Singapore. This kid's dad just made a fortune. Granted gambling addiction is bad, but that's only when you're losing. It's much harder to explain to somebody who just won thousands of dollars why what they di... / Continue →
  • July 10, 2014
    You ever made it rain before? I did once. I had to sacrifice two goats and perform a sacred ritual under the full moon. It was all very messy and I regret not just trying to bribe Storm. You ever made it rain IN A STRIP CLUB? I have not. Although it would be funny to see ... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2014
    This is an infographic of the world's richest superheroes. Is it accurate? No clue. Feel free to argue about in the comments, but please, do it respectfully and don't resort to name calling. Because when it comes to calling names, nobody is better than I am and I will burn ... / Continue →
  • May 27, 2014
    Picture related enough: the near future. Mediocre soup and sandwich giant Panera Bread has announced it's going to replace its human cashiers by 2016. The company will install automated ordering and payment kiosks so you don't have to talk to a human while ordering your food.... / Continue →
  • May 26, 2014
    This is a video from 2011 of Neil DeGrasse Tyson trying to explain just how rich Bill Gates is. SPOILER: rich as f***. AND HE GIVES HIS MONEY AWAY. Most people raid the 'Give A Penny, Take A Penny' dish whenever the cashier's back is turned. Also, back in 2011 Gates' fortun... / Continue →
  • February 7, 2014
    This is the iBag, a $200 bag that proves people are still naming things by just throwing an i in front. I thought we were over that. The iBag is a 'smart purse' that can seal itself to prevent overspending. Cool, but I would just cut a hole in the side with a knife. No purs... / Continue →
  • January 17, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to print it out and make out with it like you do all those Jennifer Lawrence pictures you find online. This is a pictorial of the process that New York sculptor Randall Rosenthal uses to carve a box of money out of a block of wood. W... / Continue →
  • December 2, 2013
    James Howells of Wales is sad. Really sad. You see, James threw away a hard drive containing the 7,500 Bitcoins he purchased back in 2009. Now those Bitcoins are worth $7.5-million. If I were James I would be on top of a bridge right now. "Suicide?" Worse -- stuck in traf... / Continue →
  • November 27, 2013
    This is the Swiss bank deposit safe for sale in Basel, Switzerland. You get the actual room, along with the safe deposit boxes and 8-million Swiss five-cent coins. The coins alone weigh 5-tons. For reference, that's one ton more than your mom. I'm joking, she's a beautiful ... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2013
    Ca$hcats is a website for people to submit pictures of their cats posing with money. Sometimes the money is American. Sometimes it's European. Sometimes it's all singles. Sometimes there are also guns in the picture. Those ones were weird. Thanks to Thornbush Hero, who po... / Continue →
  • October 28, 2013
    This is the 3-D stained glass piece of Pinhead created by artist Nicole Cantú. It measures 24" x 36" and is for sale for $8,000. That is a lot of money. You better have everything else you've ever wanted in life before dropping $8K on a Hellraiser stained glass window. If I... / Continue →
  • October 11, 2013
    I don't normally get involved in politics because it's not my job to depress the shit out of people, but I can't help but feel sorry for this little monkey. Obviously he escaped from the National Zoo and wants to return, but, due to the government shutdown, he can't get back i... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2013
    The Royal Canadian Mint is releasing a series of seven different Superman coins to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the franchise. Most range in price from $30 - $130, but there's also a $750 gold one. I just ordered the whole set using my roommate's credit card and if you s... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2013
    What are we gonna use for currency after the zombie apocalypse arrives? Will it just be a barter system? My roommate says we're gonna use human teeth but he's one of the stupidest people I know. This is the Zombucks™ Walker 1 oz silver round. They cost $22 and feature a zom... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2013
    This is the Fallout Vault Boy face that redditor LHJay made entirely out of bottle caps. For those of you who haven't played any of the games, caps are an appropriate medium for Vault Boy because they serve as currency in the post apocalyptic world. Now, not to brag or anythi... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2013
    This is a 1935 Buffalo/Indian head 'hobo nickel' for sale on eBay featuring a carving of the Hulk ready to leap out of the coin and rage-stomp a pocketful of pennies. What the hell is a hobo nickel? Take it away, Wikipedia!: The hobo nickel is a sculptural art form involving... / Continue →
  • June 28, 2013
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you don't like squinting. Me? I love squinting because it makes my brain hurt. The folks over at BuzzFeed have made this beautiful chart showing the 32 highest grossing movie franchises of all time (links to their article with some more info... / Continue →
  • June 27, 2013
    The Sci-Fi Currency Converter is a website where you can see the exchange rates for US Dollars, Euros, British Pounds and Star Wars, Star Trek, Fallout, Sims, Skyrim, Harry Potter, Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire, Discworld, Red Dwarf and Judge Dredd money. You just pic... / Continue →