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New £50 Note: Bank Of England Reveals Bill To Launch On November 2 | Business | Sky News

A new £50 note is being issued on November 2 this year, with a range of new security features designed to outwit crooks.

The Bank of England is staying tight-lipped for now on what the special anti-counterfeiting measures are – although it promises to reveal all when the new notes enter circulation.

At first, the new note will be accepted alongside the current £50 banknote, which came out in 1994 and features Sir John Houblon, the first Governor of the Bank of England.

In due course that note will be withdrawn and only the new one accepted.

Featuring on the back of the new note are the 18th century business partners Matthew Boulton and James Watt, who were pioneers of the industrial revolution.

via New £50 Note: Bank Of England Reveals Bill To Launch On November 2 | Business | Sky News.

Strange Random Banknote Quote:

The [Canadian] $10 note features the first verse of John McCrae‘s poem, “In Flanders Fields”, and its French adaptation, Au champ d’honneur, by Jean Pariseau

“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below. “

(courtesy of CoinPeople)

 

 

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Hans Rosling and the magic washing machine (TED)

Hans Rosling and Loïc le Meur

Image by Adam Tinworth via Flickr

What was the greatest invention of the industrial revolution? Hans Rosling makes the case for the washing machine. With newly designed graphics from Gapminder, Rosling shows us the magic that pops up when economic growth and electricity turn a boring wash day into an intellectual day of reading.

Strange Random Washing Machine Quote:

“Normal is nothing more than a cycle on a washing machine” – Whoopi Goldberg

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