The origin of the dollar
A mining hole in the mountains of Bohemia produced so much silver it became the official source of coinage for the entire Holy Roman Empire. The mine was in a valley called Joachimsthal, and the coins came to have the same name: “Joachimstalers.” Over time this became shortened to “Talers” and over more time, the American pronunciation of the word became the name for the currency that you would like to have in your pocket.
The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, using a combination of Spanish money symbols.
The $ sign is used in many countries other than the United States, including the use for the Argentine peso, Brazilian real, Cape Verde escudo, Chilean peso, Colombian peso, Cuban peso, Dominican peso, Mexican peso, Tongan pa’anga and Uruguayan peso. Other countries that trade in their currency as dollars are Australia, Bahamas, Canada, Liberia and others
If you stack one million US$1 bills, it would be 110m (361 ft) high and weight exactly 1 ton. A million dollars’ worth of $100 bills weighs only 10 kg (22 lb). One million dollars’ worth of once-cent coins (100 million coins) weigh 246 tons.jocuri logice
Long Beach State, as expected, is voted to finish tops in the Big West. CSUN is expected to finish 8th, again (last year as well, but finished 3rd at 9-7)
Northridge, Calif. – Last year (2010-11), Cal State Northridge head coach Bobby Braswell recruited eight freshmen players into the Matador basketball program.
This year, the trend continues. Braswell has brought in another five freshmen and along with two redshirt freshmen. Cal State Northridge is the third youngest team among more than 320 NCAA Division I schools in the country. Of the 16 players on this year's roster, there are only 12 years of college basketball experience. Only UC Irvine (ten collegiate seasons on its 14-man roster) and Navy (14 collegiate seasons on its 19-man roster) have younger teams.
The 16-man Matador roster has only three seniors and NO juniors. The rest of the team is composed of underclassmen (six sophomores, five freshmen, two redshirt freshmen).
Man, Butler lost to Northern State (some tiny little school in South Dakota) in exhibition. Purdue just stomped a hole in Northern State not even 24 hours prior so they had to have been worn out. Might be a long year for the Bulldogs.