Here's an article from Russia about an origami money art exhibit in St Petersburg. Something's not quite right, though.
Origami articles made of $100-dollar banknotes were put on display at an interactive exhibition, titled 100 Dollar Origami, which opened in Russia’s second largest city of St Petersburg on Saturday.
The exhibition is timed to mark the birthday of the dollar sign that is believed to have been invented by American businessman Oliver Pollock in April 1778.
“The exhibits are animals, fishes, dinosaurs and various other objects, like apparel, folded out of $100 banknotes,” the press service of the State Museum of Urban Sculpture, the venue of the exhibition, said.
Visitors will be treated to “dollar tea”, a drink brewed from the dollar banknotes.
Apart from that, they will be able to play chess with Russian roubles and US dollars, instead of black and white chess pieces.
After the exhibition, the banknotes will be carefully unfolded and deposited into Sberbank.
The organisers, however, are not certain that a banknote would still be valid after being bathed in boiling water.
OK, so where are the $100 bills? These are all ones. And how come they all have the same serial number - again, all ones! Interesting art, but if they're made of anything, it's fake dollar bills. And I'm not so sure I'd want to drink that tea or be around if somebody tries depositing these in a bank.
There is a notation "Pics for representation only". So maybe these aren't even images of art from the exhibit. I guess everything about this article is fake. But it's dated April 5th, not April 1st. Bizarre.
To read the complete article, see:
Animals made of folded 100 dollar banknotes displayed in Russia!
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