STREAM OF FACTS
Contrary to popular belief, the U.S. treasury prints more MONEY each year than Parker House prints for Monopoly. In 2009, the US printed $2.1 trillion dollars while only $46 billion was printed for Monopoly.
According to the Guinness World Records, the smallest recorded paper MONEY was the 10-bani note issued by the MINISTRY of Finance of Romania in 1917. It was roughly one tenth the size of a U.S. dollar.
In 2010, the German Environment MINISTRY paid hunters $555,000 to recoup the unsellable RADIOACTIVE boar meat found from contaminated populations affected by Chernobyl.
Marie Curie’s notes are so RADIOACTIVE that they are kept in lead lined boxes and people must sign waivers to access them.
REPORTER RECOMMENDS GOING OUTSIDE
While it may be too early to break out your favorite pair of shorts (you know, the ones that have been collecting dust in the back of your closet for the last six months), Rochester’s wonky weather patterns ensure that we’ll have at least a few random beautiful days coming up. Make an effort to get out and enjoy the sunny weather or surprisingly warm breeze while you still appreciate a break from the cold.
The warming weather brings another outdoor opportunity: getting active outside. As the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to start an outdoor hobby that you can carry through the fall. Whether it’s training for a half marathon or going for a walk through the park, brining your exercise outside can help clear those nasty “cooped up inside all winter” feelings. Think of it as spring cleaning for your body and mind.
WORD OF THE WEEK
ALLOCENTRIC: Adj. Concerned with the interests of others more than one’s own.
Jonny was truly allocentric when he helped organize a fundraiser for swamp preservation.
Definition taken from merriam-webster.com
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“Hold yourself responsible for a higher standard than anybody expects of you. Never excuse yourself.”
-Henry Ward Beecher