09 February 2012

HUNGARY: Old, Soiled Money Burned For Heat During Deep Freeze.


      Many of Hungary's humanitarian groups are getting extra help warding off the current severe freeze...by burning wads of soiled old forint currency bills...thus saving on heating costs.
      A central bank spokesperson said of the 200 billion discarded forints used: "Our examination showed that heating properties of these shredded currency briquettes are similar to brown coal so they are pretty useful for heating...and resolve the problem to find fuel."