Posted: December 31, 2010 Filed under: Uncategorized
Techno Geek posting
I received this really funny email about the Hyperinflation in Zimbabwe:
THIS WAS ORIGINALLY SENT ON 13/02/2009.
|ZIMBABWE!!! PUTTING THINGS IN PERSPECTIVE!!
One 200 000 dollar note equals less than $0.10 cents.
December 22nd, a new note of 500 000 dollars introduced to the market!
Next – 750 000 dollars.
January – new note of 10 million dollars.
This US $10 dollar note is worth 10 times more than the 10 million dollars Zimbabwe note.
A case worth 65 billion Zimbabwe dollars which equals to $2000 US dollars.
This guy is going to a supermarket. The exchange rate is 25 million Zimbabwe dollars for 1 US dollar.
This mountain of cash is worth $100.
50 Million note is then introduced!
Next is 250 million dollars note!
Sorry, how much is this t-shirt? – It’s cheap, only about 3 billion dollars!
May – a note of 500 million dollars is introduced!
June – note worth 25 and 50 billion are printed.
And finally – 100 billion dollars note!
What can you buy for it? Well, these 3 eggs for example.
That’s how people went to restaurants!
And the bills:
In August, the government devalued Zimbabwe dollar by removing 10 zeros from notes.
However, inflation kept going up and in September for this amount of cash you could only buy 4 tomatoes.
And for this – some bread.
And then it started again: 20 000 dollars note in September.
50 000 a couple of weeks ago!
The 500 000 and 1,000,000 (new currency) notes have just been released.
11 November 2008 courtesy www.zimbabwesituation.com
The country’s currency plunged to a new record low on Monday, trading at an
average Z$28,4 quadrillion to the U.S. dollar and triggering massive price
increases….The hyperinflation is now estimated at over a quintillion percent, although
no one really knows.
All of which explains the attached pictures of the toilet… 😀
For those of you who cant see the sign properly:
TOILET PAPER ONLY
to be used in this toilet
NO ZIM DOLLARS