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BAMAPHIN 22
08-18-2009, 09:33 AM
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The term "dirty money" is for real.

In the course of its average 20 months in circulation, U.S. currency gets whisked into ATMs, clutched, touched and traded perhaps thousands of times at coffee shops, convenience stores and newsstands. And every touch to every bill brings specks of dirt, food, germs or even drug residue.
Research presented this weekend reinforced previous findings that 90 percent of paper money circulating in U.S. cities contains traces of cocaine.

"When I was a young kid, my mom told me the dirtiest thing in the world is money," said the researcher, Yuegang Zuo, professor of chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. "Mom is always right."


http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/08/14/cocaine.traces.money/index.html

arsenal
08-18-2009, 09:58 AM
haha i find that hilarious

SpurzN703
08-18-2009, 11:58 AM
I do like the smell of a crisp dollar bill

BobDole
08-18-2009, 07:40 PM
not at all surprising. go america.

White6
08-18-2009, 10:03 PM
I'm sorry, guys. I'll start using straws.