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Not only does the US have funny money, now Canada has “melting” money

Unconfirmed reports that Canada’s money melts when subjected to high heat have raised eyebrows about the Bank of Canada’s decision to begin printing polymer currency. It first started printing the plastic banknotes in late 2011, beginning with C$100 notes. Since then, a handful of residents have come forward, complaining that the notes shriveled up when placed in a tin can next to a heater or on a toaster, which of course is where all sensible people keep their cash. And so on Dec. 31, the bank released 134 pages of heavily redacted documents related to an investigation it conducted into the supposedly melting money, and said that discussing the matter further would pose a threat to national security.

Canada is not alone in switching to plastic. In October 2011, 3 billion polymer-based notes were being circulated in 22 countries worldwide. A lot of that currency is in circulation in warm places. Nicaragua, which has used polymer notes since 2007, has averaged a temperature of 26.3ºC (79.3ºF) during April and May, its hottest months, from 1900-2009.

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