Accountants and other financial types are scrambling; the end of fiscal year 2012 is coming up fast. But thinking about money doesn’t need to be stressful or confusing. This week’s links bring a bit of levity into the world of bills and coins.
??Twas mine, ?tis his, and has been slave to thousands,? Shakespeare wrote about the contents of his purse. But if you’ve ever pondered the practical side of the Bard’s words, you might have wondered where exactly your money goes. ?Where’s Willy?? is a website which allows you to track the path of paper currency (using serial numbers); It’s a fascinating look at how money passes from one side of the country to the other!
One man decided to get creative when paying a traffic fine; he spent ?six hours making 137 origami pigs? out of dollar bills, he told reporters. Then he brought them in to municipal court, with hilarious results. Watch the video from his hidden pocket camera!
You may already know that numismatics is the study of money and currency. But did you ever want to dig a little further beyond the basics? The Royal Canadian Numismatic Association offers a two-part correspondence course that covers everything from history to minting to grading and collecting to Canadian Tire money (yes, really!).