The 50 billion dollar burger

I’m still around, but far too exhausted to go through my pictures and do a write-up of my HK trip yet.  I also still have to update my “things to do in Japan” section!  Perhaps during the long weekend…

One thing I thought I’d quickly put up is a picture I took while in the office in HK (yes, I was also working in HK, not just on vacation!)

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Yes indeed, that is a 50 billion (50,000,000,000) dollar bill.  50 billion Zimbabwe dollars that is!  At first I thought it was a hoax, just some “funny money”, but a quick Google/Wikipedia search showed that it was in fact quite real, and bills even went as large as 100 trillion dollars.

100 trillion dollars
100 trillion dollars

Further links below for the curious!


  • Tet
    September 18, 2009 - 00:38 | Permalink

    Ah yes Zimbabwe how we love your 5000% inflation rate. Makes bill gates look like a homeless guy =P

  • September 19, 2009 - 11:48 | Permalink

    Sad for the folks who live there…guess they print the big bills so folks don’t have to lug suitcases around when grocery shopping 🙁

    Totally different subject: we had our first snowfall (rather flurries) today. Two days ago temps were in the upper 70sF/20sC!

  • September 21, 2009 - 07:14 | Permalink

    just feeling kinda goofy and wanted to share this article on Google Easter Eggs:

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