Friday, 5 June 2015

Any Spare Change?

A Chinese man reportedly bought a $140,000 (£70,000) car Tuesday almost entirely with coins. The man, who works at a gas station, says he collected the coins from buses that stopped to refuel and decided to save them up for a new car. He walked into a Shenyang dealership and used $136,000 in coins and $4,000 in banknotes to buy his new vehicle. Ten staff members from the dealership spent an hour moving the coins from the back of a truck into the store. The coins weighed four tons overall and were over 12 feet tall when piled up. There were 660,000 coins and 20,000 low value banknotes.