Monday, March 06, 2006

Tzachie was right, they do sound different.

A few months ago I overheard the Hillel Head Honcho Tzachi giving an orientation to a bunch of people doing Hillel birthright. Among the "pertinent" facts delivered in this little seminar was that Israeli currency sounds different than American money. So I dropped a 50 schek' note and a 20 dollar bill on the ground...
....It didn't work. I then decided that he was probably referring to coinage. Unfortunately, I didn't have any coins on me so scientific progress was going to have to wait.
Yesterday, I found my lucky half shekel I carried around for about two months after I got back from Israel last summer, and the experiment was on. So in the Hillel lounge, under the gaze of half a dozen people who were mostly annoyed that I turned of the movie they were watching, I dropped my half shek' and a quarter(they're approximately the same size) and found that indeed they do have distinctly different sounds.
This doesn't make it relevant information for anyone planning a trip to the holy land, but it is interesting...

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Blogger nyc pink fashionista said...

Mmmm...intresting. I wonder if its the same with other kinds od curreny. I have a Canadian dime somewhere, need to find it though.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 1:47:00 AM  


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is this at all interesting? U.S quarters are made of cupro-nickel...and shekels are not...They would obviously make a different sound. Does this really deserve a post?

Wednesday, March 08, 2006 10:50:00 PM  


Blogger nyc pink fashionista said...

I am aware of what United Sates currency is made of.

I find it inetresting that Benny took the time out to see if was true. Makes me wonder if was bored at that time.

Just to let you know I wasn't serious about trying it out myself.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 4:28:00 PM  


Blogger Baal Teshuva Benny said...

The point is, that it isn't interesting. We were poking fun at Tzachie, who felt that the sound of Israeli currency was a pertintet topic in an orientation for Birthright Israel.

Sunday, March 12, 2006 2:05:00 PM  

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