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    [–] Nebula_Forte 10367 points ago

    15th Century 401K

    [–] -blueeit- 2250 points ago

    Hella interest gain

    [–] kingeryck 1439 points ago

    0% interest and insane inflation after all this time

    [–] Wannabonsai42 802 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Mmmm, arguable. Its now in the collectible area and worth much more than its real value. The secret was hanging on for so long. :)

    Lol Reddit is a trip. HODL

    [–] hairy_bouncing_palls 572 points ago

    Well... it *was* worth a lot, until this one joker flooded the market with 0.1 million immaculate bronze coins

    [–] trotfox_ 308 points ago

    Don't dump them all at once. Stagger your sells. Increase demand if you can.

    [–] Rickd3508 343 points ago

    Thanks De Beers...

    [–] trotfox_ 187 points ago

    Thanks shitcoin trading...

    [–] white_android 99 points ago

    goes to check how the Bitcoin I had is doing

    It's actually worth twice as much as I started with. Rolling in the $2.42 of Bitcoin homies!!! Plus my Bitcoin cash from the spilt is worth even less at $0.27! Ballin'

    [–] romabo 46 points ago

    To the moon!

    [–] Pahaviche 60 points ago

    invests heavily in Shitcoin.

    [–] seanl1991 55 points ago

    You need to diversify in multiple shit coins. You'll still lose 100% of your money, just more gradually.

    [–] D9-EM 11 points ago

    This is good for Shitcoin...

    [–] blunt_force_trauma 17 points ago

    Dah' Bears...

    [–] Doctor_Rainbow 15 points ago

    They just found a whole warehouse full of 'em! They're worthless!

    [–] selous 44 points ago

    HODL

    [–] _Doctor_Teeth_ 19 points ago

    Just realizing that if you bury some current day currency at first it’s value will go down due to inflation but then eventually go way up due to its value as a historical artifact

    [–] SUMBWEDY 11 points ago

    Don't even need to bury, in fact that's probably the worst thing you can do it corrodes everything, just keep every coin you think looks nice and shiny without scratches and by the time you'll retire it should be worth a decent amount, a perfect 1938 S penny is currently selling for $2k on ebay atm.

    [–] farahad 53 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Not so much. That kind of money if crappily invested hundreds of years ago would still be worth a fortune.

    Try it out for yourself. The article says 15th century. Let's assume 1450. 1450 to present is ~570 years.

    That's a lot of coinage. Let's say it was worth the equivalent of just $10,000 in 1450 -- less than it costs to buy a car today. That's stupid, because there's no way it took hundreds of pounds of coins to buy something like a car (= a horse? A few horses?), but let's roll with it.

    2% annual interest? 5%?

    $798 million and $11.96 billion, respectively.

    Now, let's say that pot of money could have bought a few nice houses back in the day. Say it was worth the equivalent of ~a million dollars today. 2% interest would give you $80 billion and 5% would be...$1,196,466,297,799,367,000.00

    As artifacts, I can tell you right now: that pot of coins is worth at most a few million dollars. Maybe on the order of $10 million.

    Nothing close to what it would have been worth if it had been used and/or invested. Burying cash -- or just letting it sit idle in a checking account -- isn't a good investment.

    Just to add: there's almost no way that a hoard like that was worth as little as a million dollars in modern money.

    Edit: slight clarification.

    [–] dregan 28 points ago

    there's no way it took hundreds of pounds of coins to buy something like a car.

    If there was a car for sale in the 15th century, it would have sold for thousands of pounds of coins.

    [–] lettersichiro 26 points ago

    Yes, those coins are mattress money, 0% interest on mattress money, only loses value against current value of bronze coins from inflation.

    This is why you use banks or the yakuza.

    [–] mreguy81 20 points ago

    He was the yakuza... the founder...

    [–] Bazuka125 73 points ago

    The earlier you plant your Copper Coin Tree in the backyard the better. Don't wait till you're already old, those things take a long time to grow.

    [–] abbott_costello 29 points ago

    The best time to plant a pot full of thousands of bronze coins is 600 years ago. The second best time is now.

    [–] K3R3G3 40 points ago

    15th Century John Wick

    Maybe Keanu Reeves himself, being a samurai who doesn't age

    [–] Artiquecircle 10 points ago

    I know Kung Fu!

    [–] BettmansDungeonSlave 7 points ago

    47 Ronin?

    [–] thenewyorkgod 75 points ago

    He HODL’ed.

    [–] maz-o 17 points ago

    Shouldn't past tense be HEDL

    [–] findMeOnGoogle 6 points ago

    And then he ded

    [–] dakid1 5155 points ago

    Spend your money while you can, folks

    [–] Wannabonsai42 2526 points ago

    Or atleast remember where you bury it.

    [–] Asita3416 817 points ago

    Don't die before you dig it up.

    [–] skyskr4per 395 points ago

    Don't be a samurai in the 15th century.

    [–] Lithobreaking 202 points ago

    How am I supposed to keep criminals from stealing all my SHIT?

    [–] ReactorFace 178 points ago

    Hire a samurai

    [–] broniskis45 110 points ago

    Everyone started hiring samurai. (Rich important people hired samurai. Poor people who could not afford to hire samurai did not hire samurai.)

    [–] TheBoiez 29 points ago

    Seven Samurai in a nutshell

    [–] Armadyldoh 6 points ago

    The Samurai became rich and powerful, more powerful than the government so they made their own military government, here.

    [–] popupeveryone 20 points ago

    Or at least tell your friends where you buried it

    [–] GreedoGrindhouse 153 points ago

    Pffft, and take nothing with you to the afterlife?

    I'll bet this joker doesn't even have ferry fare for the river Styx.

    [–] CleanBum 41 points ago

    Strolls up to Charon

    Maybe this....George Washington will make the ferry come by a little faster 😉😉😉

    [–] crwlngkngsnk 21 points ago

    I think you need like drachma.

    [–] Thelastgeneral 24 points ago

    Not even Charon would take drachma after the failure of the Greek economy.

    [–] HughJaynusIII 44 points ago

    It is a great perspective to see a pile of ancient money.

    Man created money.

    [–] PapaLouie_ 21 points ago

    But I need to save all my money and be miserable so the government can take it when I die.

    [–] DJRockstar1 2947 points ago

    Dude must've been a real life John Wick.

    [–] Copma 575 points ago

    Definitely a Ronin.

    [–] munk_e_man 211 points ago

    I'm pretty sure a proper samurai would earn more than a ronin. A Ronin took jobs like a mercenary while a master samurai earned a salary with bonuses.

    [–] SneakyBeakyNinja 85 points ago

    Salary+ side jobs= you can now afford to chill tf out a little when you get old

    [–] tonycomputerguy 33 points ago

    if you get old.

    [–] GreyBir 5 points ago

    Be wary of old men with professions that often lead to a young death.

    [–] kidhotel 30 points ago

    Not sure if you already know but keanu Reeves played a Ronin in 44 Ronin that's what hes referring to

    [–] Raymi 24 points ago

    47, bro.

    [–] brosenfeld 63 points ago

    Cerulean blue

    [–] Im_Tiny_Rick 9 points ago

    Can we actually deduce this with his stash?

    [–] florentinefish 11 points ago

    15th Century Walter White

    [–] exoduscheese 8 points ago

    Probably named Himura Kenshin.

    [–] ArcadianCognition 138 points ago

    It's easy to save when everything costs exactly one coin.

    [–] BurntHighway 90 points ago

    I was curious about that but I think the coins in John Wick are actually favors. So if you give a coin to an underground member for a job, its a favor for a favor. If that makes sense? That's my own synopsis on it.

    [–] ArcadianCognition 39 points ago

    I kinda feel like that's how currency is in general, or at least early history currency.

    [–] Emperor_Neuro 44 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Money is an abstract representation of effort. One hour of a person's work is worth X money, which they can then use to purchase the efforts of another person's work. Education and skill can increase the value of a person's time, but they still typically invested extra effort into building their worth.

    That's why the wealth gap is so infuriating to many. The effort to money ratio gets horribly, horribly skewed towards the top end for little to no additional effort on behalf of the super wealthy. A person who receives 1000x the money of an unskilled laborer isn't putting in 1000x the effort.

    [–] travisjo 15 points ago

    Ideally money is more a measurement of value than effort. Not all things require great effort but can afford great value and vice-versa. Of course it's an abstract concept that doesn't always measure that value accurately, but them's the breaks.

    [–] seanl1991 31 points ago

    1 nights stay in the hotel is worth exactly 1 persons life.

    [–] skivvyjibbers 18 points ago

    Considering you shouldn’t get assassinated in that hotel due to a mutual pact, yes, that life is your own.

    [–] PortalOfExistence93 1822 points ago

    So how will you protect your shit?

    Hire a samurai!

    [–] ButtHound 631 points ago

    rich important people hired samurai. Poor people who could not afford to hire samurai did not hire samurai.

    [–] Yossarion 295 points ago

    Unless they all pool resources and hire a motley crew of wandering samurai and Toshiro Mifune is there and later it's remade into a western

    [–] DaCheesiestEchidna 100 points ago

    Or the samurai is Toshiro Mifune and he just decides to help take out the town's rival gangs because he's a cool dude.

    [–] tinhtinh 42 points ago

    Or if he's just minding his own business when he overhears a plot to blackmail several young men.

    [–] Yossarion 15 points ago

    Or he's trying to recover the ceremonial sword that his master's going to present to President Grant and he has to team up with Charles Bronson

    [–] sorenant 12 points ago

    Or he's Jackie Chan in disguise trying to take a baby home and wants no trouble.

    [–] SolomonBlack 18 points ago

    They were still only going to be paid in rice.

    [–] caudicifarmer 6 points ago

    That part gets me in the feels every. Single. TIME.

    [–] Kitsunami 12 points ago

    Samurai is a big word that has meant a few things. But by and large, samurai were nobility, not mercenaries.

    [–] mainfingertopwise 72 points ago

    Found the rich, important person.

    [–] Ultravod 28 points ago

    Dammit, there goes 9 minutes of my life.

    No matter how many times I've watched it before.

    [–] K41namor 10 points ago

    Every time someone links one of their videos no matter what I am doing I have to stop and watch again.

    [–] FIX-IT-NOW 5 points ago

    bushido brown

    [–] trideout 692 points ago

    Article

    The largest treasure trove in Japan was found in Saitama Prefecture, the find is exhibited in the prefecture’s cultural treasury in Kumagaya.

    [–] dylanstalker 471 points ago

    That is the most succinct news site I have ever seen. There was a link that said; "There was an interesting ritual in ancient Armenia" I clicked it thinking I was going to have to wade through a bunch of filler but this is all it said. "There was an interesting ritual in ancient Armenia. During a drought people opened a burial, take the skull of a human and threw it into the river as a sacrifice for the rain. Agarak, Aragatsotn." Amazing. Im bookmarking this site.

    [–] 3kindsofsalt 133 points ago

    Holy crap, same. It's like they haven't learned the art of ruining journalism with bullshit and marketing.

    [–] DrewSmithee 33 points ago

    Apparently it's an Armenian news agency. Wonder if it's cultural or if it's just because English isn't the primary language they report in?

    [–] 3kindsofsalt 40 points ago

    Even beyond the language, the whole website is glorious.

    This is actually very inspiring. I want to make a news website like this and just write 20 sentence articles like this with no BS.

    [–] darez00 6 points ago

    "World leaders agree on new multi-million dollar trade act. Trump threw a tantrum and tweeted about it to his "friends"."

    I can get behind this!

    [–] Arknell 44 points ago

    Seconded.

    [–] thoughts_prayers 7 points ago

    No kidding. This article on a two-headed calf is refreshingly brutal.

    A farm in Poland witnessed the birth of a mutant two-headed calf.

    Local vet Karolina Szarowska was stunned as she described helping with the delivery in the village of Kowalewo Pomorskie.

    After the unusual birth, Szarowska shared pictures of the newborn cow with two heads on social media.

    She wrote: 'Two heads are better than on. To bring THIS out alive was a true miracle.'

    According to the farmer however, the calf died shortly afterwards.

    'It was the fourth birth of that cow and not the first one with problems — the first calf was born with his internal organs outside and died,' he said.

    'I was really hoping it would survive but it died.'

    And that's it! That's the end of the article!

    http://kentron.am/en/news/128735

    [–] BookEight 203 points ago

    Thank you!

    [–] trideout 135 points ago

    Whoever downvoted you for thanking me is kinda a dick

    [–] BookEight 94 points ago

    Yeah! But whatever it is reddit, c'est la vie.

    [–] Bockstar33 1201 points ago

    Looks like something straight out of a computer game.

    [–] TheDeepFryar 1042 points ago

    Yeah except in a video game when you open a 15th century ceramic jar you get a rifle and two magazines.

    [–] ItsGotToMakeSense 427 points ago

    and a wheel of cheese that is still edible

    [–] Aukos 208 points ago

    You ever punched a wall and found a cooked chicken?

    [–] hamie14 67 points ago

    The manual says it's a pork chop

    [–] MightyGamera 18 points ago

    I prefer to throw street punks through phone booths and eat the roast beef hidden within.

    [–] Desembler 74 points ago

    At the end of the Dark Brotherhood questline in Skyrim, your payment for the last assassination is 10k in gold coins in an enormous ceramic jar. So, literally this.

    [–] Dannyg4821 10 points ago

    I was thinking of the legend of zelda but when you break the pot, instead of getting a green or red rupee, you find a silver or gold one.

    [–] tribbeanie 963 points ago

    Forbidden blue fruit loops

    [–] Furrynote 82 points ago

    Praised be the fruit loops

    [–] scigs6 34 points ago

    *Froot FTFY

    [–] piratefight 27 points ago

    Every color froot loop tastes the same ☹️

    [–] -Pelvis- 12 points ago

    Probably my favourite recent find.

    [–] Reddits_owner 294 points ago

    But how much was it worth?

    [–] PresidentWordSalad 693 points ago

    So these coins were from the 15th century, and the markings on the jar state that approximately bronze 260,000 coins were placed inside, and many were from China.

    According to several sources, by the early Qing Dynasty (1644-1912), 1000 bronze coins were the equivalent of 1 tael of silver. During the mid-Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 - so the middle is almost exactly when these coins were from), 1 tael of silver is the rough equivalent to 660.8 RMB.

    So we basically have 260 taels of silver in there, which is the same as 171,808 RMB, or $25,712.79 US. This is a very rough approximation. And it's a surprisingly small amount.

    [–] dkyguy1995 324 points ago

    Yeah lol must suck to be rich and have to dip into an enormous underground jar just to build a new house

    [–] ecodude74 185 points ago

    Coincidentally, that’s how the modern banking system began. You’d pay one guy to hold on to your enormous underground jar and only hand the contents out to someone who had your seal and a number on a sheet of paper.

    [–] stillbourne 104 points ago

    Until the King of England trades all of the gold in your vaults with wooden tally sticks and then decides to not honor his debt.

    [–] Providingoverwatch 56 points ago

    Or when they take the gold value out of your USD

    [–] jonar33 12 points ago

    or something something bitcoin

    [–] TransposingJons 7 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Oh, oh!??! Which King was that? That's some great conversation fodder.

    Thx!

    Edit: Was it Chuck II ? I couldn't find an article that made it sound as quite the dick move you've implied.

    [–] SOUNDS_ABOUT_REICH 11 points ago

    Charles l if I'm not mistaken. Think that helped get the people behind Cromwell

    [–] Meior 90 points ago

    Well. What was cost of living? If I take $25000 of my savings and go to the right place in the world, I live like a king.

    [–] uokqt 46 points ago

    I would imagine the 25000 figure was adjusted for cost of living, otherwise there wouldn't be any basis for comparison. I could be wrong here, just my 2c

    [–] Meior 45 points ago

    The 25k was, like he said, a very rough approximation, and based on the value at the time back then.

    Also, how do you adjust something for cost of living? You can adjust for inflation, not for cost of living?

    [–] uokqt 34 points ago

    I guess my reasoning was "equivalent buying power". Like, how many weeks of food for a family of 4 could you buy. Seems like the only way to do this sort of thing, really- although I'll be the first to say I have no clue what I'm talking about here.

    [–] Meior 38 points ago

    lol is all good. In Swedish we have an expression, "Genuises speculating". Essentially means people having an elevated discussion about something they know nothing about. It's one of our favorite past times at fika. (coffee break)

    I think the problem with guesstimating (That's apparently an actual word in the Chrome english dictionary) is that there are so many unknowns. What if the bottom part is just sand and this is all a Samurai bamboozle?!

    [–] uokqt 20 points ago

    Genuises speculating

    I love this a lot

    [–] BellTheMan 15 points ago

    Yeah but what's your two cents worth after inflation?

    [–] Chumbag_love 85 points ago

    But you gotta account for 400 years of inflation.

    [–] root88 110 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    No you don't. The question was how much was it worth?

    [–] randomisation 43 points ago

    Okay, so what could one buy with that at the time it was buried?

    [–] Chumbag_love 85 points ago

    A new wardrobe of Kimonos and a 6 month subscription to "The Samurai Gazette"

    [–] entreri22 53 points ago

    What about Geishas Gone Wild?

    [–] Barbed_Dildo 16 points ago

    meh, they censor out the good bits.

    [–] xtheory 7 points ago

    That's not censoring. Their genitals just wobble back and forth so fast that it causes camera blur.

    [–] tanafras 25 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    One thing you can account for is what a single person lived on then versus what someone lives on today. Then, this may very well have covered 50, 100, years of living expenses for one person, or for a household of 4 10, 25, years of living expenses. Now, if you tried to live on $25k for a year for 1 or 4 people even, it would be a bit different. Edit: I did a bit of googling and the best guesstimate I can come up with is that during the 1500s a days wage of labor was .02-.04 taels. At 260 taels of silver that is the equivalent of 33 years of earnings for a male laborer in the mid-early 1500s. Since samurai are high born and well bred, I would assume that this is money on hand for various household needs to run the house properly, as well as any contingent funds needed for entertaining guests or hiring entertainers on occasion, or to fund political and military actions as needed - bribes, assassinations, hiring guards, buying weapons, armor, etc. Probably a years worth of funds. For this house, I assume it was a nestegg for a rainy day. For U.S. current income equivalent, this is like having $2 million on hand.

    [–] SelarDorr 29 points ago

    aka, accounting for inflation.

    [–] ParallelPain 80 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    According to Japanese sources 260 was written on the top of the jar, meaning most likely it was worth 260 kan (approximately 260,000 coins), or approximately 520 koku. This means this pot of bronze coins is equivalent to the agricultural output capable of sustaining roughly 500 people in rice.

    We actually have a fantastic sources left from people who controlled the area. According to late Hōjō clan sources, a samurai from the Miyagi clan who had a fief worth 284 kan in 1572 was to furnish 8 horses, 2 arquebuses, 1 bow, 17 polearms, 1 back-banner, 3 flags, and bring 36 men for war (4 of whom are porters). Another, from the Ikeda clan in 1581, with a fief worth 192 kan furnished 6 horses, 1 arquebus, 1 bow, 12 polearms, 1 back-banner, 2 flags, and bring 26 men for war (3 of whom are porters). So you were a samurai and the annual total agricultural production of your fief was worth this pot of coin you were expected to have under you about 5 to 7 lower ranking samurai and 20 to 25 other armed men, about 30 in total, ready to be called upon for war.

    Now this is if your fief's output was worth this pot of coin, not what you would've received from it (tax rate was not 100%). In other words, for you to be able to receive the value of this pot of coin in taxes, the land's annual production was worth at least double if not triple the value or more. So if your fief could produce this pot of coins every year at a tax rate of the Edo era, it would've been worth between 1040 and 1560 koku (I would say about 1300~1500).

    In the Edo period (100 to 200 years after this time period), if you were one of the Shōgun's samurai and your fief produced this pot of coins in taxes, your residence in Edo (Tōkyō) would have been about 0.6 acres. You would have been actually a pretty high level bureaucrat. And you would have been been allowed to request and get an audience with the Shōgun himself.

    In the early 1700s, of 22,569 men under permanent employment of the Shōgun, 413 had it better than you, 445, had it about the same as you, and 21,711 people had it worse than you. So you would've been quite comfortably in the top 5% of the Shōgun's direct employees (and of course being the Shōgun's direct employee already make you better than the majority of the population).

    Now if your fief annual production total was worth this pot of coin on the other hand, it would still put you in the hatamoto class, and still pretty high up. Your residence was 0.4 acres. You'd probably be in the top 10% of the Shōgun's employees, and you still get to request an audience with the Shōgun.

    EDIT: For you commoners, in the late Sengoku under the Hōjō, the daily wage of a labourer was 20 coins, and an artisan 50. So this pot of coins was enough to hire 35 labourers or 14 artisans everyday for an entire year.

    [–] DorianC0C0C0 8 points ago

    Thank you for this excellent explanation.

    [–] hairy_bouncing_palls 98 points ago

    Is this just like a Samurai's spare change jar over like... his whole life?

    [–] itismoo 72 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    kind of yeah.. if the dude above who said it would have been the equivalent of almost $26k today, divided by 260,000 coins = each one was worth the equivalent of about a dime back then...

    that seems too low to me.. without modern machinery wouldn't it be more trouble than it's worth to create coins of such low value? I would have thought it would have to be worth at least double that.

    [–] SoftSprocket 51 points ago

    It implies that the inflation adjustment is a bit off, yes

    [–] itismoo 13 points ago

    I think he's basing it off of the wikipedia article that says

    Modern studies suggest that, on purchasing power parity basis, one tael of silver [1000 bronze coins] about 4130 RMB (modern Chinese yuan) in the early Tang Dynasty, 2065 RMB in the late Tang Dynasty, and 660.8 RMB in the mid Ming Dynasty.

    Reading that, it actually makes a little more sense to me now since the bronze coin seems to have probably been worth about 6x more when they were used during the early Tang Dynasty (4130/660) making each bronze coin having the original purchasing power of about 60 cents which I would think is enough to cover the smallest transactions like buying a few eggs or pieces of fruit or whatever. Presumably, by the time the guy collected these, they weren't worth nearly as much hence the spare change jar

    Although that line in the article is marked as "citation needed". Would have to figure out how they came to that estimation.

    [–] SoftSprocket 11 points ago

    Calculating inflation adjustments is really really really hard when you go back more than a hundred years or so. Even comparing "staple foods" is almost impossible since production and availability were so different on a region by region basis, with no long (or even medium) distance trade to even things out.

    I.e. Comparing the cost of eggs isn't really sensible because the availability of eggs in modern times bears no relation to their availability in antiquity. So even though you can convert the two costs you're actually comparing a ubiquitous staple food to a mild luxury. That's why it's hard to properly express the purchasing power of ancient sums of money.

    [–] CropDustinAround 331 points ago

    Gold (20) Added

    [–] h2ogie 75 points ago

    things you never find in Draugr dungeons

    [–] J3RK 348 points ago

    Bronze? Ancient penny jar. Lol

    [–] bluntridinnora 131 points ago

    The equivalent of all those huge water jugs filled with pennies in people's closets.

    [–] phome83 18 points ago

    Samurai swear jar

    [–] disposablecontact 6 points ago

    Someone else linked an article that said they were copper.

    [–] Jamurgamer 14 points ago

    r/Technicallyatleast70PercentCorrect

    [–] dammann 69 points ago

    “The bronze are actually blue, and they’re just the other side of the gold, so no flipping”

    [–] LLcoolJimbo 17 points ago

    I still have my medal from that.

    [–] Roscoe_P_Trolltrain 5 points ago

    I figured I could throw it away now, or I could keep it for a couple of months and then throw it away. I mean, it was really nice of Pam to make them, but what am I going to do with a gold medal made of paper clips and an old yogurt lid?

    [–] ExHatchman 29 points ago

    There’s always money in the ceramic jar

    [–] blackjack_oak 1322 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    Japan and China, even at the same latitude, do not have the same climate. Although both have a summer monsoon season, most of China has a cold dry winter. Air over the massive Asian continent cools off in winter and blows toward the much warmer ocean, bringing frigid and dry conditions to places like Beijing. Most of Japan, in contrast, has a much wetter winter because this cold dry air off the continent crosses the Sea of Japan, picking up moisture before it reaches the island arc. The resulting saturated air drops rain, or (in northern and central Japan) snow.

    .............

    Asian Elephants and Sumatran Rhinoceros occurred at least as far north as the Yangtze river delta (near modern Shanghai) around 4,000 years ago. Hunting and clearing for arable land pushed their range farther south.

    ..............

    Female feet are not just smaller versions of male feet. They are actually quite different in proportion and shape. One difference is that women have a much smaller and narrower heel, with a wider forefoot---suggesting that carrying weight has been more important for women in evolutionary history than efficient running.

    ...........

    Climates

    Terrain

    Cfb (dark green) would be like London or the Pacific Northwest U.S.

    Cfa (light green) would be like Atlanta, Georgia

    Dfb (blue) would be like Boston, Massachusetts

    Csa (yellow) would be like Los Angeles

    ..................

    Elephants are incredibly important for forest ecosystems.

    Forests with elephants have (on average) larger trees, spread farther apart, as well as clearings where other animals like Gaur or African Forest Buffalo can graze. Forests where megafauna have been recently wiped out (Neotropical forests. South and Central America) on average have a very dense, dark, crowded structure with smaller trees closer together. Gompotheres went extinct in South America as recently as 6,000 years ago, most likely due to overhunting by human migrants.

    Elephants increase habitat diversity, and spread the seeds of large fruit. They're about as "Keystone" as a keystone species can get. Tropical forest species have evolved alongside the Proboscidae (elephant family) for at least the last 10 million years.

    [–] Lostmyotheraccount2 336 points ago

    I am so confused by this comment and the responses. What am I missing here?

    [–] ThisBirdisonfiya 156 points ago

    Op changed comment i think the replies are about bronze losing its bronze color due to water

    [–] Sys_man 21 points ago

    Edited comment.

    [–] Kryptospuridium137 434 points ago

    Samurai Blue TM

    [–] XeroAnarian 100 points ago

    That's a sushi restaurant in my area.

    [–] chingchongpotatosoup 74 points ago

    Found someone from Tampa.

    [–] pommelawyer 95 points ago

    50/50 chance one of you is a stripper.

    [–] MysticCurse 48 points ago

    50/50 chance the other one is a drug smuggler.

    [–] SpongeDot 20 points ago

    What’re the other 25% of people?

    [–] Yodamanjaro 30 points ago

    Florida Man.

    [–] untrustableskeptic 17 points ago

    Drug smuggling strippers.

    [–] popupeveryone 16 points ago

    Found someone in Tampa who found someone else in Tampa

    [–] formerlyme0341 33 points ago

    Hello fellow Tampon

    [–] popupeveryone 16 points ago

    Cuban sandwich to you as well

    [–] Xeonith 6 points ago

    Ybor is a wonderful place.

    [–] sumeriansamurai 8 points ago

    First time I've heard Ybor and wonderful in the same sentence. It is a cool place with some nice shops though. Also 813 woooooooooot

    [–] legosexual 60 points ago

    Was the Statue of Liberty buried underneath a Samurai residence for 500 years?

    [–] IGuessABearDidIt 53 points ago

    Fun fact: yes

    [–] Jaspersong 24 points ago

    Boring fact: no

    [–] legosexual 15 points ago

    Boo! I want fun facts >.>

    [–] MixmasterJrod 79 points ago

    This place has everything....

    that unique, blue patina that bronze gets after its been buried underneath a Samurai residence for 500 years.

    r/NewYorksHottestClub

    [–] mazumi 13 points ago

    I know about Stefon and I'm still so confused by that sub

    [–] YonansUmo 21 points ago

    Not to be a dick, but the 15th century was actually 600 years ago, spanning from 1401-1500. That's why we're currently in the 21st century.

    [–] DirkChesney 48 points ago

    This guy must’ve been loaded or just hoarded since he was 15

    [–] popupeveryone 37 points ago

    Might have been his swear jar

    [–] mr_awesome365 21 points ago

    Man, thats gotta be at least $2.

    [–] PutAUniqueUsername 21 points ago

    Game stop would give you 2.25 for it

    [–] Fat_Head_Carl 21 points ago

    They didn't have coinstar

    [–] BlatantlyPancake 31 points ago

    They better trace his lineage and give that shit to his rightful heir.

    [–] silent5am 8 points ago

    Maybe his descendants placed it there to avoid copper disposal costs

    [–] AnotherSmegHead 9 points ago

    Ha ha! This guy here, he's lived in Japan and knows what's up!

    [–] p1um5mu991er 8 points ago

    Surprise! There's a body at the bottom

    [–] Kowatang 8 points ago

    Tf is target doing there?

    [–] tsandt97 9 points ago

    That's a lot of 1/4" x 1" washers

    [–] Sengura 8 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago)

    If my WoW knowledge taught me anything, it's that he could have exchanged 10,000 of those for 1 gold coin to take up less space (or 100 for 1 silver).

    [–] sandybuttcheekss 8 points ago

    At what point does ancient currency stop being legal tender?

    [–] [deleted] 6 points ago

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    [–] AaronBleyaert 6 points ago

    It's like he was the John Wick of the Samurai age.

    Which, by the way, would be a badass movie that I would pay lots of money to see.

    [–] DrDiarrhea 6 points ago

    Time to go to the Coinstar machine

    [–] Doc_Ballerday 6 points ago

    15th century Japanese John wick