12 Amazing U.S. Dollar facts, that you probably didn’t know

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2. Paperless Paper

Paperless Paper

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If the idea of your life being controlled by a piece of paper makes you uncomfortable, you can relax! Your life is actually controlled by a concoction of linen, ink, and cocaine.

Yes, “paper money”, as it is commonly referred to, contains no actual paper and is instead composed primarily of the aforementioned ingredients. Before you get too excited, however, it should be noted (pun only intended if you liked it) that cocaine is not used in the manufacturing of dollar bills. Despite this, over 90% of paper money in circulation contains traces of the drug due to dealers counting their profits with unwashed hands and users utilizing rolled up bills in consumption.

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