1. If you have US$10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.
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  2. The key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than possessions, according to studies.
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  3. There's US$75 trillion in the entire world. If this is distributed amongst all people on Earth, each person will have less than $11,000.
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  4. The blood you donate is sold on the open market and it's a US$4.5 billion per year industry.
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  5. The International Space Station is the most expensive object ever built, at US$150 billion.
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  6. Bob Marley's
    final words were
    "Money can't buy life."
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  7. McDonald's makes about US$75 million per day.
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  8. Apple earns US$300,000 per minute.
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  9. All of the 20 richest women in the world --except for #17-- inherited their money from either their husband or their father.
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  10. Americans spent more than US$15 billion on jeans in 2005.
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  11. Americans spent about US$61.4 billion on their pets in 2011.
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  12. Drug lord Pablo Escobar had so much cash that rats ate almost $1 billion of his money each year.
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  13. At a spending rate of $1 million a day, it would take Bill Gates 218 years to spend all his money.
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  14. Until the WW2, tea bricks were used as money in Siberia.
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  15. Sea shells were once commonly used in many parts of the world as money.
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  16. Spending
    money on others
    yields more
    happiness
    than spending it on yourself
    a study concluded.
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  17. 34.5%
    of the money the average American takes home is spent on interest, including credit cards and auto loans.
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  18. Paper money can transport live flu virus for over two weeks.
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  19. 2 out of 3 inherited family fortunes are lost by the new generation, a study in the U.S. found.
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  20. Arguing about money is the top predictor of divorce, a study found.
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  21. 47%
    of Americans say they cannot cover a US$400 emergency expense without borrowing money or selling something.
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  22. If you die homeless or with no money in New York City, you are buried by prisoners on Hart Island in a mass grave: up to 1000 per grave for children and 50 for adults.
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  23. Americans spend more money on pets yearly than Germany spends on its entire defense budget.
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  24. The 100 richest people in the world earned enough money in 2012 to end global poverty 4 times.
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  25. After the American Civil War, one third to one half of the currency was counterfeit.
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  26. The total amount of money owed by every single person and country in the world is US$199 trillion, but the world has only US$80.9 trillion in cash and bank deposits.
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  27. In the 17th Century, 1 in every 10 British coins was forged. Isaac Newton oversaw a huge project to recall the old currency, and issue a more reliable one.
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  28. The wealthy in Florence, Italy, today are the same families as 600 years ago, researchers found.
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  29. By law, only dead people can appear on U.S. currency.
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  30. Thinking about money makes people more determined and focused, but less sensitive to the needs and feelings of others, a study found.
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  31. Women who get married after 30 in the U.S. end up making about US$18,000 more than their early-marrying peers.
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  32. As of 2016, Bill Gates could give US$10 to every human being on Earth and still keep US$3 billion for himself.
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  33. The first transaction of Bitcoins was to buy pizza for 10,000 Bitcoins, which later increased in value to over US$12 million.
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  34. "In God We Trust" was declared the U.S.national motto in 1956. It first appeared in 1861 because of the increased religious sentiment existing during the Civil War.
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  35. 1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year, according to a World Bank estimate.
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  36. In the 1980s, the financial sector claimed just 10% of U.S. corporate profits. By the 2010s, it's almost 30%, supplanting manufacturing as the biggest profit center in the economy.
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  37. In 2015, a Chinese billionaire bought a US$170 million painting by with his credit card so he could use the points for free airfare.
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  38. Serial art vandal Hans-Joachim Bohlmann has caused over 138 million euro in damages by attempting to destroy famous artworks by such artists as Rubens and Rembrandt.
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  39. In 2015, Apple Inc. was worth more than Switzerland, Sweden or Nigeria.
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  40. The eternal flame at Bullhead City, Arizona, only lasted until city officials received a US$961 gas bill. It has been relighted after complaints by veterans groups.
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  41. Two-thirds of all US$100 bills are held outside the US.
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  42. Americans throw away US$62 million worth of coins every year.
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  43. Andrew Jackson, who appears on the U.S. twenty-dollar bill, was highly opposed to paper money.
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  44. When spun on a table, a U.S. ‘Lincoln Memorial' one-cent coin will land on tails 80% of the time.
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  45. London's after-hours economy generates £26.3bn ($32.3bn) every year.
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  46. One of the most expensive pizzas ever made cost £4200. The “Pizza Royale 007” featured caviar, lobster, and 24-carat gold dust.
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  47. The cost of sequencing a human genome went from US$100 million in 2007 to about US$3,000 in 2012.
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  48. The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe during filming of The Misfits sold for US$66,000.
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  49. A 2013 study found that men who prefer large breasts are less financially secure.
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  50. About 10% of pimps accept credit or debit cards.
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  51. The highest-value notes issued by the Bank of England are Giants (£1 million) and Titans (£100 million).
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  52. The famous barbarian leader Attila accepted hefty subsidies in gold in exchange for not attacking Roman territory — then did it anyway.
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  53. Public transport is entirely free for residents of the Estonian capital, Tallinn.
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  54. One of the most expensive wigs ever auctioned off was one that belonged to Andy Warhol, which sold at $10,800.
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  55. In 2005, a psychologist and an economist taught a group of monkeys the concept of money. Soon, the monkeys engaged in prostitution.
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  56. To be legal, prop money for films in the U.S. must be one-sided and less than 75% or more than 150% of the size of a real banknote.
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  57. Only deceased people can appear on U.S. currency.
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  58. 70% of millionaires surveyed do not consider themselves "wealthy."
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  59. Having a better social life can be worth as much as an additional $131,232 a year in terms of life satisfaction, according to a study.
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  60. An average $1 bill have been found to have vaginal bacteria, microbes from mouths, DNA from pets and viruses.
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  61. More than $80 of every $100 of wealth created in 2017 went to the richest 1%.
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  62. Nearly two-thirds of Americans can't pass a basic test of financial literacy.
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  63. More than four tons of old U.S. paper money is mulched into compost every day.
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