22 Feb '12, 9am

Believe it or not -- these people in Hungary burn their money, literally!

Believe it or not -- these people in Hungary burn their money, literally!

There is one country in the world which burns money, albeit with a purpose. In Miskolc, a town in northern Hungary, the citizens are handed decommissioned dollar bills, from the Hungarian central bank, in a bid to fight dropping temperatures. A spokesperson for the bank explained the decision to work with various charities on this project as one of common sense -- the decommissioned notes were already destroyed by means of burning and since it burnt so well, the bank decided to process them into fuel for the citizens to keep warm. STOMPer WahLaoEh , who came across these photos online, wrote: "So, I guess that's where the phrase 'burning money' originated from? Jokes aside, it's really a nice gesture from the Hungarian central bank to give its people decommissioned dollar notes for fuel. "It's a good gesture from the bank and this shows that they still care about the gener...

Full article: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/stomp/sgseen/this_urban...

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