Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Never Take Your $1 Million Bills to Walmart.

According to the Winston-Salem Journal, 53 year old Michael Anthony Fuller walked into the Lexington, N.C. Walmart this past Nov.17 to purchase a vacuum cleaner, a microwave oven and an assortment of other, unnamed items, valued at $476.

Mr. Fuller handed the cashier a $1 Million bill. ( the article says it was a fake $1 Million bill ).

Perhaps Mr. Fuller's first mistake was not going to the self-checkout lane.

I'm really curious as to how the bill looked. Fuller obviously had no idea that there are no such things as $1 Million bills. How did he expect to counterfeit a bill he had never seen?
Did he actually think that Walmart could give him correct change?

Another account of the same story says, "Every once in a while someone tries to pass off a fake $1 million bill". I suppose that could explain Russian math whiz Grigory Perelman's refusal to accept a $1 million prize for solving the Poincare conjecture. I'm going to have to take their word that Perelman solved the problem. Not only do I not understand his answer, I don't even understand the question.

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