Wednesday, April 21, 2010

U.S. Unveils New Harry Potter $100 Bill

The U.S. has printed a lot of money recently, whether it is worth much remains to be seen. Today Mr. Geithner and Mr. Bernanke unveiled a new $100 bill straight out of Harry Potter land. The bill does not feature either Geithner or Bernanke on it, at least yet:

Yahoo reports that when the bill is moved side to side, the image on the bill appears to move up and down, and when someone moves it up and down, the image appears to move side to side. This is an effort to avoid counterfeiting, a new "moving" microprint technology, as "something straight out of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry."

"This note incorporates the best technology available to ensure we're staying ahead of counterfeiters," Geithner said.
Yahoo says that "While Secretary Tim Geithner and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke were on hand for the occasion, there was thankfully no sign of Lord Voldemort."
One also wonders when the bill below will be worth the one above.

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