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Monday, December 10, 2007

Here are some fun random facts!

-paper money isn't made from wood pulp, it's made from cotton so it won't disinigrate in the laundry
-the guy on the ten dollar bill was killed by a vice president (so the website says)

(Hey I think I got this posting thing down)

2 comments:

Amy said...

So what did they do to the Vice President after he killed the guy?
Who is on the ten dollar bill anyway?

Sam D said...

President Hamilton is on the $10 Bill because he played a huge part in the setting up of the US Treasury.

I think that the murder is just a conspiracy though.

There is no proof isn't there, and wouldn't we hear more about it in school and textbooks?...

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