97 Random Money Facts

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1. Spending money on experiences, as opposed to material possessions, leads to greater happiness.
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2. There is an A.I. that makes telemarketers believe they are talking to a real person, wasting as much of their time and money as possible.
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3. A study found that arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce.
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4. The creator of the NIKE Swoosh symbol was paid only $35 for the design.
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5. The oil used by jewelers to lubricate clocks and watches costs about $3,000 a gallon.
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6. The three wealthiest families in the world have more assets than the combined wealth of the forty-eight poorest nations.
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7. In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
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8. The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today's money!
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9. Never allow yourself be controlled by three things: People, money and your past experiences.
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10. The 2003 world poker champion who won $2.5 million for a $39 entry fee is called Chris Moneymaker.
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11. Pocahontas appeared on the back of the $20 bill in 1875.
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12. Approximately 40% of the U.S. paper currency in circulation was counterfeit by the end of the Civil War.
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13. Each year in the U.S., more money is stolen by employers from their employees than is stolen in robberies, burglaries, and larcenies.
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14. The Australian $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 notes are made out of plastic.
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15. There is scientific evidence that money can buy you happiness.
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16. Holding money in your hand reduces stress and pain.
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17. People who breastfeed as infants earn more money as adults, according to a study.
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18. Each 5 m.p.h. you drive over 60 m.p.h. is like paying an additional $.10 a gallon for gas!
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19. Drug lord, Pablo Escobar spent as much as $2,500 every month on rubber bands to "hold the money together."
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20. Americans spend more than 5.4 billion dollars on their pets each year!
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21. Nearly 22,000 checks will be deducted from the wrong account over the next hour.
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22. There are more female than male millionaires in the United States.
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23. There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
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24. Attractive people can expect to make, on average, 10% to 15% more money over the course of their life than their less attractive friends.
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25. Evidence suggests women are better stewards of their cash—they have less money, on average, than men, and yet they save more of it.
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26. Until the nineteenth century, solid blocks of tea were used as money in Siberia.
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27. The Bank of America was originally the Bank of Italy!
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28. Until 1910, film studios didn’t credit actors in case they asked for more money.
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29. Oil tycoon, John D. Rockefeller, was the world's first billionaire.
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30. A million dollars' worth of $100 bills weighs only 22 pounds!
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31. America once issued a 5-cent bill!
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32. Taller people are happier than shorter people. They also earn more money.
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33. People who earn a lot of money experience chemical changes in the brain comparable to those produced by cocaine.
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34. Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending it on yourself. A study concluded.
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35. Arguments about money are the top predictor of divorce.
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36. If you toss a penny 10,000 times, it will not be heads 5,000 times, but more like 4,950. The heads picture weighs more, so it ends up on the bottom.
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37. About 10% of U.S. households pay their bills in cash.
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38. There is no tipping at restaurants in Japan.
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39. Cornish pasties make more money each year than Tonga, Micronesia or the Cook Islands.
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40. In the U.S., for every dollar you spend on gasoline 27 cents of it is in taxes.
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41. A dime has 118 ridges around the edge, a quarter has 119.
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42. $1,200,000,000,000 of US money is in circulation, but nobody knows where 85% of it is.
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43. The Mint once considered producing doughnut-shaped coins!
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44. The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
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45. The average night out in L.A. costs $85, with the majority of the money going towards tickets and drinks.
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46. Aerosmith have made more money from Guitar Hero than from any of their albums.
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47. Disagreeable, grumpy people earn more money, but agreeable, friendly people are happier.
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48. Bill Maher has said that selling marijuana allowed him to make enough money to get through Cornell and enter comedy.
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49. 50 Cent made most of his money not from rapping, but from an investment in Vitamin Water - He made 10 times more than he ever made rapping.
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50. More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world!
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51. Until 1857, any foreign coins made of precious metal were legal tender in the United States.
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52. A study found that brunettes are seen as more capable than other hair colors and often make more money as a result.
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53. Just one in three consumers pays off his or her credit card bill every month.
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54. By distributing all the money in the world equally to everyone, you would get $10,000.
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55. Nearly 30% of female lottery winners hide their winning ticket in their bras.
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56. The most common time for a bank robbery is Friday, between 9 and 11 a.m. The least likely time is Wednesday, between 3 and 6 p.m.
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57. Traces of cocaine were found on 99% of UK bank notes in a survey in London in 2000.
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58. Diets have a 98% failure rate because they are designed to make more money for the diet industry, not to help you lose weight.
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59. Martha Stewart became a billionaire while in prison.
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60. According to Gaming Law, casinos have to stock enough cash to cover all the chips on the 'floor'.
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61. Left-handed people earn less money, score lower on tests and have more emotional problems on average than right-handed people.
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62. 80% of people think that happy holiday memories are more important than money.
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63. Find three hobbies you love: one to make you money, one to keep you in shape, and one to be creative.
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64. The U.S. spends more money per person on healthcare than any other country, yet its life expectancy is below average.
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65. How much money you earn has absolutely nothing to do with the quality of person you are.
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66. Psychopaths make more money than normal people in negotiation games because they are more willing to accept unfair offers.
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67. Pimps wear lots of gold jewelry bought at pawn shops to "re-pawn" for bail money — when arrested, cash is confiscated, but jewelry is not.
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68. Woodpecker scalps, porpoise teeth and giraffe tails have all been used as money.
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69. It costs about 3 cents to make a $1 bill in the United States.
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70. On average, the life span of an American dollar bill is eighteen months.
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71. Paper money is not made from wood pulp but from cotton. This means that it will not disintegrate as fast if it is put in the laundry.
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72. If you lend someone money and you never see them again, it was money well spent.
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73. The face of a penny can hold about thirty drops of water.
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74. It costs more money to leave a homeless person on the street than it does to help them transition back into society and get a job.
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75. The revenue that is generated from gambling is more than the revenue that comes from movies, cruise ships, recorded music, theme parks, and spectator sports combined.
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76. The first household refrigerators cost about $16,000, in today's money.
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77. The Swedish and Finnish government actually pays students monthly pocket money if they attend high school, college and university.
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78. People who are sad are likely to spend more money than those who are happy.
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79. To sell your home faster, and for more money, paint it yellow.
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80. Warner Chappel Music owns the copyright to the song 'Happy Birthday'. They make over $1 million in royalties every year from the commercial use of the song.
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81. A study reveals that kissing your spouse good-bye before leaving the home in the morning, can increase the amount of money you make.
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82. Each day, more than $40 Trillion Dollars changes hands worldwide.
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83. 80% of millionaires drive used cars.
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84. Eliminating the pay gap in the U.S. would give a woman enough money to pay for about 86 more weeks of food and 7.6 more months of mortgage.
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85. Buy items out of season to save money, but for food, you need to buy it in season to save
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86. After having your basic material needs met, additional money does not have any impact on your levels of happiness.
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87. In the U.S., more than 10% of lottery prizes go unclaimed!
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88. WAL-MART generates $3,000,000.00 in revenues every 7 minutes!
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89. A study found that female actors see their income rise until the age of 34, while male actors make more money every year until they turn 51.
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90. Costa Rica abolished their military and instead spends that money on education and culture.
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91. Don't let yourself be controlled by three things: people, money, or past experiences.
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92. Money notes are not made from paper, they are made mostly from a special blend of cotton and linen.
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93. A bank robber was once arrested after he posed with the stolen money on Instagram.
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94. Over 50% of lottery players go back to work after winning the jackpot.
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95. Nice people make less money than mean people at work.
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96. A man called Dobri Dobrev walks 25km each day to beg for money for orphanages that are unable to pay their bills. He has turned 100 today.
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97. Money is the number one thing that people say they argue about most in marriage, next is children.

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