How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

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How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Girdot » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:46 am UTC

You are approached by a man on the street. "I will give you two dollars for every dollar you eat, but you have to eat it all in _____ dollar bills?". Assuming he's not a complete nutjob and is telling the truth, how many would you eat given the following denominations:

1 Dollar Bills:
2 Dollar Bills:
5 Dollar Bills:
10 Dollar Bills:
20 Dollar Bills:
50 Dollar Bills:
100 Dollar Bills:

*my answer*
1 Dollar Bills: none
2 Dollar Bills: 1
5 Dollar Bills: 2
10 Dollar Bills: 5
20 Dollar Bills:10
50 Dollar Bills: 20
100 Dollar Bills: 35+

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Robin S » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:05 am UTC

I can't really know the answer to a question like this without knowing what eating dollar bills would feel like. I have a feeling that chewing them into tiny bits before swallowing would be a lengthy and unpleasant process; however, tearing them into tiny pieces first (if allowed) or else folding them into tiny balls might make them significantly more palatable. I know smugglers regularly use this trick to swallow large quantities of contraband, so I might be able to manage a few hundred grammes or so (which I imagine would be worth quite a lot of money).
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Jack Saladin » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:13 am UTC

... So you'd eat 20 dollar notes, but then you'd be like, "no way man, 21 is just plain crazy"?

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Robin S » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:17 am UTC

Indeed. I'd stop whenever it started to feel significantly unpleasant, and I can't know that number in advance, only make a vaguely educated guess - which might be out by orders of magnitude.
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Meowgan » Sat Jun 28, 2008 1:11 pm UTC

Notes are made of plastic over here. I think you'd have to roll them up and swallow them whole. They'd probably survive the trip to the other end.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby DaMullet » Sat Jun 28, 2008 6:44 pm UTC

I wouldn't eat any two-dollar bills, them things is rare.
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Postby thedufer » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

DaMullet wrote:I wouldn't eat any two-dollar bills, them things is rare.


Actually, they're still being printed. You can go to the bank and ask for 2 dollar bills (assuming you have money in an account or something; they don't just give them away). Its a common misconception that they are rare. The rare ones are the bicentennial 2 dollar bills, because they were only printed in 1976.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Hoshi no Kabii » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:59 pm UTC

I would eat none. The idea of putting in my mouth something that untold amounts of people have touched is absolutely disgusting; quite possibly the most disgusting thing I can think of. No amount of money would be great enough to convince me to perform such a revolting act.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Robin S » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:33 pm UTC

Meowgan wrote:Notes are made of plastic over here.
I assume the original post was referring to US dollar bills. Otherwise, I'd be screwed when it came to the lower denominations: those are still coins over here, and £2 ones in particular are rather large (almost 3cm across, and 12g in weight).
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby tryptanymph » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:42 pm UTC

Robin S wrote:
Meowgan wrote:Notes are made of plastic over here.
I assume the original post was referring to US dollar bills. Otherwise, I'd be screwed when it came to the lower denominations: those are still coins over here, and £2 ones in particular are rather large (almost 3cm across, and 12g in weight).

Remember the short lived £5 coin? Try swallowing that bastard. 4-5cm diameter, and it weighed a ton!

As for notes... ehh... I have a bad habit of eating paper anyway, it wouldn't be a huge change. :D
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Postby Robin S » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:54 pm UTC

On the other hand, they might be worth a huge amount of change.

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Postby tryptanymph » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:57 pm UTC

Robin S wrote:On the other hand, they might be worth a huge amount of change.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Nyssa » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:13 pm UTC

None. I'm not his goddamned dancing bear.
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby '; DROP DATABASE;-- » Sat Jun 28, 2008 9:18 pm UTC

Money is pretty fucking gross. But maybe a single hundred.
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Baba Yaga's Sister » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:36 am UTC

I once tried to eat a dollar bill. I managed to choke down half of it over the course of a few hours. Dollar bill is probably the second most disgusting taste in the world.

That being said, here's my technique for maximum dollar eating potential:
Tear off a strip of dollar
Roll it into a little teeny tube
Dip it in some water to soften it up
Swallow it as fast as you can.

I'd do a hundred or two. Anything less wouldn't be worth the taste.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Upsilon » Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:55 am UTC

I wouldn't eat any. Money is disgusting. Particularly $1 bills.
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Postby netsplit » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:04 am UTC

As many as I could swallow of the highest denomination he was offering.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby gibberishtwist » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:12 am UTC

I recently took a trip to the Bureau of Engraving and Printing in DC, and having seen money made...You couldn't pay me to eat it, no matter how new or old it was. Money is coated in disgusting stuff.
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby semicolon » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:53 am UTC

netsplit wrote:As many as I could swallow of the highest denomination he was offering.

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Postby netsplit » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:32 am UTC

And you don't?
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Postby Hoshi no Kabii » Sun Jun 29, 2008 3:39 am UTC

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Day Tripper » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:20 am UTC

It's really hard to tear a bill around here (Canada), aren't they made with a cloth-plastic blend? Anyway, given a pair of scissors I'd probably mix it into pasta or something. If the rule is that we're only allowed to eat the bills whole, then probably I wouldn't manage even one. Not a single place where I live accepts 50 or 100 dollar bills, including my esophagus.
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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby EdgarJPublius » Sun Jun 29, 2008 5:57 am UTC

depends, new or used money?

I wouldn't eat any used money, that shit is disgusting, you'd probably die before you could spend any of your earning.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Jahoclave » Sun Jun 29, 2008 6:13 am UTC

So, could I eat euros instead?

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby choginga » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:02 am UTC

I would keep eating until he had no more to give.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Jesse » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:07 am UTC

Same. Notes are easy to eat, chew until soggy, then swallow and try not to choke. Repeat.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Artemisia » Sun Jun 29, 2008 11:22 am UTC

EdgarJPublius wrote:depends, new or used money?

I wouldn't eat any used money, that shit is disgusting, you'd probably die before you could spend any of your earning.

Possibly of a cocaine overdose.

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Re: How many ____ dollar bills would you eat?

Postby Dingbats » Sun Jun 29, 2008 2:50 pm UTC

I would eat a lot. I can't see how it's disgusting. Sure, lots of people have touched them and stuff, but if you can't see it and can't taste it, then what the hell. But then again people tend to think I'm pretty gross in general and I'm greedier than anyone else I know.


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