THINGS USED AS A CURRENCY
Added on: 7th May 2015
Legend has it that Dutch settlers bought the island of Manhattan from
the natives using beads.
In the mountains of Colombia there are places where cocaine is
actually more convenient to use as currency than actual currency.
Just like the phone cards, some places in Africa use beer bottle caps
as currency, especially since the breweries started printing bonus
prizes under the caps in an attempt to copy Coca Cola.
CANADIAN TIRE MONEY
When Canada Tire started offering their fake looking money as a
consumer loyalty program they probably didn’t anticipate the fact
that small businesses all over Canada would start accepting it.
You can even use it as an official form of payment on eBay Canada.
Often used in prisons as currency it goes by the name “mack”.
No one is really sure why the fish achieved such a status apart from
the fact that one pack costs about a dollar and nobody wants
to eat any of it.
It stands for Quasi Universal Intergalactic Denomination and was
invented by currency specialist Travelex as a form of currency
to be used in space.
Along with beaver pelts this was one of the most popular currencies
in the new world. In fact, the slang term for the American dollar, the
“buck”, can be traced back to this practice.
As strange as it sounds they were used as currency by the
Bafia people who used to inhabit the modern day Republic of Cameroon.