posted on Nov, 13 2006 @ 09:03 AM
as an updatee on this story, some people have been suggesting that methamphetamine may be causing the decay of the notes.
however this story is a little off in my eyes as all the affected notes appear to be disintegrating after being withdrawn from cash machines, meaning
either A) a few druggies are working for the banks filling up the cash machines or B) no-one uses any other bank notes for their drugs unless it just
came from the cash machine.
the pattern on the pictured note would also suggest that note was probably not rolled up and used for sniffing drugs because the most exposed side (ie
the inside rolled up edge) doesnt show the most amount of damage.
of course there is also the question as to why the notes never did this earlier than a few months. people has used banknotes for years for sniffing
certain drugs so why is it affecting banknotes that ought to be designed and manufactured with that damage in mind?
[edit on 13-11-2006 by justyc]