From Shredded C-Notes to Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way into Cars

I don’t drive, for reasons that I’ve stated before here, but things of an automotive nature  DO interest me in a major way – I knew about 3D ” printed ” components for cars, but the recycled elements I had no idea about. Did you know that there are SHREDDED $ 100 bills in your car ? Platinum ( more valuable than GOLD ! ) in your spark plugs ? & yes, probably gold as well. This may not be interesting to some people, BUT, since I have a penchant for munching on obscure, arcane pieces of knowledge, it caught my attention, naturally. 🙂 If we could recycle more materials belonging to defunct cars & other devices, it means less material in the waste stream & landfills – & the Earth is several percentage points cleaner.

Hence, I feel a sense of obligation to play micro – Prometheus ( whatever ) & share this knowledge with you. I think that you MAY just find it interesting !


There may be real cash in your next car, more than just your investment.

Source: From Shredded C-Notes to Corn: Weird Materials Make Their Way into Cars

Tools May Have Been First Money

My first entry using my new machine. Using a touch – screen computer has been an exercise in patience & controlling heaps of irritation. 🙂 That being said, this story is a very interesting little find. Although it may have been a sight more helpful if you were a DIY kind of person or were the village handy – man / tinker type of person. Early tech as a form of currency – I definitely think Bob Vila would approve. Makes me wonder what kind of currency humanity will have in about 200 – 300 – something years. Maybe barter will make a big – time comeback.

Ancient humans traded tools between tribes and they gained social significance.

Source: Tools May Have Been First Money