Friday, February 17, 2006

$1 Million Bill

Did you read the story about the Japanese investors who were scammed out of millions by someone selling fake million dollar bills? I had to read this sentence a couple times before I got it:
The president [of a construction company] showed them a thousand of the $1 million notes featuring a portrait of George Washington at a Tokyo hotel, according to Asahi.
George was apparently in town to shoot a Suntory whiskey commercial.

1 comment:

IbaDaiRon said...


This came up on a mailing list I belong to the other day. I posted this:

Well, that's one clue right there that should have tipped them off: George Washington was never in Japan, let alone at a Tokyo hotel.

Now Ulysses Grant, even I would have bought.