Sunday, January 2, 2011
Let me have one of those trillion dollar disposable cameras please.
It's Only Money
This photo depicts an old one hundred trillion Zimbabwean dollar note on top of a pile of other old Zimbabwean notes of various denominations in Harare, Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Yes, that's 100, followed by 12 zeros which made the cost of the ink to print the bill worth more than the note itself by the next day. The old note has become the hottest seller to western tourists visiting Zimbabwe. Souvenir hunters are snapping up the last supplies of the old defunct note which sells for an average of $5 (3.80 euro) depending on its condition.
At the height of Zimbabwa's hyper inflation, in 2007, $100 trillion would buy a small bag of groceries. School teachers complained that they no longer could teach children the meaning of numbers and that a generation of numeral illiterate citizens was being created.