14 Answers To Money-Related Questions You Didn't Know You Had

We all have understandable money questions: How do I become wealthy? What's the difference between a Roth IRA and a 401(k)? What stocks should I invest in? What even are stocks? We're not here to answer those practical financial questions. We're here to answer these 14 useless, money-related questions instead… 

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How dirty is money? A U.S. bill contains an average of 10 microbes per square centimeter. American paper bills are especially hospitable to bacteria.

Source: Scientific American

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How much money do astronauts make? Non-military astronaut candidates make between $65,14 and $100,701 per year.

Source: NASA

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How much is the Statue of Liberty worth? IITTIT It may be priceless, but the scrap value of the statue is under $230,0

Source: Popular Mechanics

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What happens when you win a free car? On Oprah's iconic You get a car! episode, she gave away 276 cars valued at $7.7 million. However, each recipient (who all needed new cars) had to pay a gift tax of up to $7,000.

Source: News.com.au

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How many pennies are there? There are 130 billion pennies in circulation. In pounds, that's over 716 million.

Source: LX News

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When did credit scores start? edit Report 70 Cressr Soore Excellent: 501 Good: 765 765 351 Fair: 301 Uncertain: 250-30 Poor: The concept of credit scores was invented in the 1950s, but the current system didn't start until 1989. They're as old as Taylor Swift.

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How much does the government spend on NASA? NASA's 2020 budget was $22.629 billion but consider that's only 0.48% of the U.S. government's spending.

Source: Planetary.org

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HOW much does it cost to rent an original Picasso? $5 per semester, if you're a student at Oberlin through their Art Rental program.

Source: HuffPost

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How much does a contract killing cost? The most extensive study was done in Australia in 2003. The offers ranged from $500 to $100,00. They averaged $16,500. Only use this information to write more realistic screenplays.

Source: Australian Institute of Criminology

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Who is the richest dog? 2 100 SHSARA Gunther IV is a second-generation wealthy dog. Yup, generational wealth even applies to canines. The German Shepherd is believed to be worth $400 million.

Source: Mental Floss

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Are smarter people wealthier? There's no link between IQ and wealth. People who score within the super intelligent range are just as likely to have financial difficulties as other people.

Source: Science Daily

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How much money do you need to be happy? GEB Previous research suggested happiness plateaued at $75,000, but a recent study shows higher incomes can continue to increase day-to-day well-being. Sorry, Biggie, but it looks like more money means less problems.

Source: PNAS

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What was the first item sold on eBay? Listed by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, a broken laser pointer was the first item sold-for $14.83.

Source: eBay

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Who's richer- Jay-Z or Beyonce? INO Jay-Z is estimated to be worth $1.4 billion while Beyonce is estimated to be worth around $420 million.

Source: Forbes and SFChronicle