I have the best in-laws For an early birthday gift they all got me gift certificates to ebay. I love ebay. I also love old stuff. I have collections tucked away of a lot of different things... postcards, coins, stamps, toys, neat antiques from the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exposition (I really should do a post dedicated to my book), and a bunch of cookbooks and housekeeping guides from the 50s. I'm not a hoarder mind you, I just love having old things, things with wonderful histories. It makes me happy.
I hadn't really used ebay before now, but I love browsing all the cool things that are for sale. My favorite search phrase is "weird stuff". (Try it! You'll like it!)
That is where I found these:
Three twenty billion dollar bills and one five hundred million dollar bill. They are from Zimbabwe where there had been hyperinflation from 2003-2009. It is said that you would have needed a wheelbarrow full of these just to get a bus ticket. From what wikipedia said on the matter, things are better now but you can still come across this funny money. I am now a billionaire!
I have since bought more strange and wonderful ebay finds and will share them with you when they arrive.