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Termites Eat $6,000 in buried cash!

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 Being a thief just doesn’t pay.

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A theif decided to bury his stolen treasure. And it just so happened that a hungry termite colony found the stash. Ultimately termites ate up more than Rs 3 lakh of the Rs 5 lakh in Rs 500 currency notes he had hidden under the ground, which equates to about $6,000 to $10,000 in U.S currency. (currency translation per Jey Pandian) It’s funny most people only think of termite’s costing money due to structural damage.  They eat up more money in the US than all other natural disaster’s combined. But in this case, they literally ate the money. Green bucks are still made from trees, and that’s the same root that termites like to feast upon. Moral of the story… Don’t be a thief!

That’s your Friday Fun Pest Report!

 

NAGPUR: A satisfied colony of termites proved to be the Nemesis of a thief who had left a considerable stolen booty buried in the premises of a school in Dhantoli. The termites ate up more than Rs 3 lakh of the Rs 5 lakh in Rs 500 currency notes he had hidden under the ground. http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2011-07-22/nagpur/29802776_1_crime-branch-lucky-madhao-giri

 

Other than bury it, what would do with $6,000?

Annie Cushing… “Buy shoes!”

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  1. Mike says

    Wow, that’s crazy! If I ever decided to hide money underground I would put it in some kind of sealed container.