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25th Feb '17 8:23:45 PM DrFraud
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* William Pene Dubois' ''The Twenty-One Balloons'' mostly took place in a balloon-mad society located on an island which contained a large number of rather sizable diamonds. They sold the smaller ones in limited numbers in order to fund everything without collapsing the market. Too bad the island in question was Krakatoa and it was right before the eruption... (In the introduction, he mentioned several similarities between the book and an F. Scott Fitzgerald story called "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" and his conclusion that there were really only a very few sensible things to do with a very large diamond.)

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* William Pene Dubois' ''The Twenty-One Balloons'' mostly took takes place in a balloon-mad society located on an island which contained containing a large number of rather sizable diamonds. They sold sell the smaller ones in limited numbers in order to fund everything without collapsing the market. Too bad the island in question was is Krakatoa and it was it's right before the eruption... (In the introduction, he mentioned introduction Dubois mentions several similarities between the book and an F. Scott Fitzgerald story called Fitzgerald's "The Diamond as Big as the Ritz" and his conclusion that there were really only a are very few sensible things to do with a very large diamond.)



* In the game ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', one of the loot items you can steal is a million dollar bill (The game is set in the '60s). Since its too big to actually spend, it sits in your base, cheering up your minions.

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* In the game ''VideoGame/EvilGenius'', one of the loot items you can steal is a million dollar bill (The game is set in the '60s). Since its it's too big to actually spend, it sits in your base, cheering up your minions.
29th Dec '16 10:51:01 AM TheDragonDemands
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**It really was just one coin of low value, but the stimulus this generated in the local economy created a snowball effect, restoring consumer confidence - all according to real life economic principles!
2nd Oct '16 2:53:02 AM eroock
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** In the episode ''Mr. Plow'', Homer gets rival plowman Barney Gumble to spend the day dragging his plow up a mountain with the promise of a ten thousand dollar bill. When asked which president is on it, he claims, "''All of them. They're having a party. Jimmy Carter has passed out on the couch.''". [[note]]The actual ten-thousand dollar bill features Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, and hasn't been in cicrulation for decades.[[/note]][[TheDitz Barney]] is so impressed that he leaves immediately, abandoning his hot tub with Music/LindaRonstadt.

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** In the episode ''Mr. Plow'', "[[Recap/TheSimpsonsS4E9MrPlow Mr. Plow]]", Homer gets rival plowman Barney Gumble to spend the day dragging his plow up a mountain with the promise of a ten thousand dollar bill. When asked which president is on it, he claims, "''All of them. They're having a party. Jimmy Carter has passed out on the couch.''". [[note]]The actual ten-thousand dollar bill features Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, and hasn't been in cicrulation for decades.[[/note]][[TheDitz Barney]] is so impressed that he leaves immediately, abandoning his hot tub with Music/LindaRonstadt.
21st Sep '16 1:29:16 AM PaulA
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* The Portrait of Madison in Creator/RaymondChandler's ''Literature/PhilipMarlowe'' novel ''The Long Goodbye''. Sure, it's only $5,000 -- but where are you going to spend that in [[TheFifties the 1950s]]?

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* The Portrait of Madison in Creator/RaymondChandler's ''Literature/PhilipMarlowe'' novel ''The Long Goodbye''.''Literature/TheLongGoodbye''. Sure, it's only $5,000 -- but where are you going to spend that in [[TheFifties the 1950s]]?
20th Jun '16 4:12:47 PM TheBuddy26
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* Due to hyperinflation in Zimbabwe, the regime eventually printed bills as high as $Z 100 trillion, seen [[http://www.coins-and-banknotes.com/images//Products/Large/207328-100%20Trillion.jpg here]]. They eventually gave up entirely, and the country now uses several foreign currencies (mostly the U.S. dollar).

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* Due to hyperinflation in Zimbabwe, the regime eventually printed bills as high as $Z 100 trillion, ''trillion'', seen [[http://www.coins-and-banknotes.com/images//Products/Large/207328-100%20Trillion.jpg here]]. They eventually gave up entirely, and the country now uses several foreign currencies (mostly the U.S. dollar).
19th Jun '16 12:21:00 AM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20067_5-b.s.-political-arguments-you-hear-every-election-season.html This]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article has an illustration of an "All The Dollars" bill, which features TheodoreRoosevelt as the president portrait. The picture is captioned "Where the hell am I going to break this?"

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* [[http://www.cracked.com/article_20067_5-b.s.-political-arguments-you-hear-every-election-season.html This]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article has an illustration of an "All The Dollars" bill, which features TheodoreRoosevelt UsefulNotes/TheodoreRoosevelt as the president portrait. The picture is captioned "Where the hell am I going to break this?"
14th Jun '16 11:40:15 PM trollworkout
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* In Fallout 2 the player has to look for a device called G.E.C.K. (Garden of Eden Creation Kit) - an briefcase like object containing a computer, seeds and chemicals - with the ability to make any earth magically sprout life.
19th Apr '16 1:29:14 AM aye_amber
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* ''Anime/LupinIII,'' [[Recap/LupinIIIS2E13 "I Left My Mind in San Francisco"]]: The MacGuffin of the episode is a microfilm of a process that can artificially create diamonds, at a very low cost. Lupin wants to destroy it, because the film would be a disaster to exist, making all of the other diamonds people had worked hard for mining from the earth (and had stolen by him) completely worthless.

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* ''Anime/LupinIII,'' ''Franchise/LupinIII,'' [[Recap/LupinIIIS2E13 "I Left My Mind in San Francisco"]]: The MacGuffin of the episode is a microfilm of a process that can artificially create diamonds, at a very low cost. Lupin wants to destroy it, because the film would be a disaster to exist, making all of the other diamonds people had worked hard for mining from the earth (and had stolen by him) completely worthless.
15th Jan '16 11:34:55 PM Anddrix
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** This makes more sense than the in-game explanation that the bill isn't actually real money, but some odd PR stunt by the US President. Maybe the designers thought [[ViewersAreMorons the players wouldn't understand]].

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** This makes more sense than the in-game explanation that the bill isn't actually real money, but some odd PR stunt by the US President. Maybe the designers thought [[ViewersAreMorons the players wouldn't understand]].understand.
30th Dec '15 11:06:56 PM jormis29
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* In ''Literature/TheKalevala'' -- which is a book filled with Finnish myths -- the skillful blacksmith Ilmarinen forges a device that gives its owner three things to guarantee wealth and health in one's family: Salt and grain so that food will never run out and gold so that there will always be money. When it's ready, he offers it to Pohjan Akka (who is an evil witch) in exchange for her beautiful daughter he has fallen in love with. This device -- called the Sampo -- later becomes the MacGuffin that everyone wants. [[spoiler: And like every ZillionDollarBill, it is accidentally destroyed, when it falls into the sea and breaks into pieces during the battle for it.]]

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* In ''Literature/TheKalevala'' -- which is a book filled with Finnish myths -- the skillful blacksmith Ilmarinen forges a device that gives its owner three things to guarantee wealth and health in one's family: Salt and grain so that food will never run out and gold so that there will always be money. When it's ready, he offers it to Pohjan Akka (who is an evil witch) in exchange for her beautiful daughter he has fallen in love with. This device -- called the Sampo TheSampo -- later becomes the MacGuffin that everyone wants. [[spoiler: And like every ZillionDollarBill, it is accidentally destroyed, when it falls into the sea and breaks into pieces during the battle for it.]]
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