Tag Archive for Coins

Salvete, Romani


Ancient Roman soldiers laid a personal bribe of two gold coins on every eyeless corpse’s head, to ensure the keeper of the ferry of the river Stix, Charon, carried their bodies safely accross to the underworld, and to ensure that… Read more…

Now Don’t Start That Again


When counting pennies, it is fastest to put the uncounted pennies in a pile, and use your index and middle finger to pull two pennies aside at a time into a new pile, while reciting the two’s table. Ambidextrous people… Read more…

“It Takes Money to Make Money, Suckaz!”


Banks are currently able to loan out $10 for every $1 they take in from deposits. This devalues the currency by 90% on a yearly basis. This ten dollars is often used to purchase real world goods by banks’ clients,… Read more…

Planning Ahead Versus Foresight


Did you know you can perform a subtraction function without counting backwards from the higher number to the lower number, thereby “removing” one amount from another? Simply add one unit to the lower number, while keeping track of how many ones you… Read more…