Some bills will last longer than others

Research indicates that a $1 bill will last approximately for 21 months while a $5 bill will last an estimate of 16 months. A $10 bill is said to last 18 months, $20 bill will last 2 years, $50 bill will last for four and half years, and last, but not least the $100 bill will last an astonishing seven and a half years.

Many bills are covered in pathogens

A recent study of the presence of pathogens on bills confirmed that around 94 percent of bills are confirmed with the presence of pathogens. This means that the presence of bacteria and viruses were confirmed overwhelmingly over the majority of bills.

It takes 4000 folds for a note to tear all on its own

The U.S Department of Treasury confirms that it takes 4000 full folds involving one fold in one way and another in the opposite direction to cause a note to tear on its own, regardless of the value.


If a bill is torn, all is not lost

If a corner of your bill is torn, it can still be used. If the bill is torn in half and taped together, bring it to the bank for a free replacement of a fresh note.

Cash machines spread drug contamination

A recent report confirmed that the majority of bills regardless of value are covered in traces of cocaine. Often time, drug dealers do drugs using paper bills as sniffing straws and handle money with their hands covered in stuff. In addition to worsening it, the ATM brushes help redistribute the substance to new fresh bills which have never come in contact with narcotic peddlers.

Your cash is inspired by 1000-year-old money

The first existence of paper money was in the nation of China, during the Tang Dynasty. It caught up in Europe in the 17th century and 1690, the Massachusetts Bay Colony issued the first American paper note.

Your money might not be real


According to the Federal Reserve, signs that a bill is genuine are red and blue threads woven into the bill, genuine watermark and raised printing.

Flu viruses can last up to 17 days on your money

Certain flu viruses can survive up to 17 days on a contaminated banknote. The virus can stay alive for 24 hours.

There is approximately $1.49 trillion worth of American cash floating around

According to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, an estimate of $1.5 trillion worth of notes is currently in circulation.

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