New Canadian Money

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New Canadian Money

Postby Pete McCabe » June 21st, 2011, 8:27 pm

CNET is reporting that Canada is switching to plastic money. The new bills should be harder to counterfeit and last 2.5 times longer, if you're looking to get a headstart on a topical bill change presentation.

Let's see if I can embed the photo.




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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Bob Farmer » June 22nd, 2011, 7:04 am

For those non-Canadians who are wondering--the old guy on the left is Luthor Chickenfug, the first man in Canada to fly his portrait on top of a Zeppelin. The woman in the drawing, center, is looking through the Beaver Spectroscopy Detector (or BSD) that is used extensively in Canada to detect humor in Canadian-made situation comedies. To date, none has been found.

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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 22nd, 2011, 9:20 am

What does this mean for tricks like Bank Night?
Does the new currency smell like maple syrup when burnt?
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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Richard Kaufman » June 22nd, 2011, 12:07 pm

What this does mean is that all those tricks that require a bill to be burned will probably no longer be possible, since bills will now MELT rather than burn. I guess this might make new tricks possible.
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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby David Acer » June 22nd, 2011, 12:07 pm

The Bank of Canada has posted a video about the new plastic bills and they actually look pretty cool (parts of them are transparent, etc.): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7chpllnU-To

Not sure whether these will fold up and fit inside a Thumb Tip. Could be the end of the Bill-Switch era. (back to Himber Wallets)
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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Brad Henderson » June 22nd, 2011, 3:18 pm

Seem ripe for, I believe it's called, a word in thousands book test. Spec peeks through the transparent window to the word at the top of the buildings spire.

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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Jonathan Townsend » June 22nd, 2011, 3:22 pm

"word in thousands" - is that the name of the first known published use of the gaff where you have them look through something (hole in paper, hole in bookmark, paperclip...) to see a word at a freely selected page and location? Does this notion go all the way back to the knife/bookmark with folding gaff as well?

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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Bob Farmer » June 22nd, 2011, 4:29 pm

You guys are nuts. This will never work. People can't read in Canada--everything is explained with hand gestures and pointing. We only got our first dictionary last year and it only has four words.

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Re: New Canadian Money

Postby Bob Farmer » June 22nd, 2011, 5:20 pm

If mylar were placed under the transparent section a version of the Paper To Money trick might work, the mylar acting like a mirror glass.


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