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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The State of the Economy

posted by on September 17 at 10:14 AM

It just keeps getting worse:

The Florida Highway Patrol has closed part of Interstate 95 after a truck carrying $187,000 worth of nickels crashed and scattered coins across the road, killing one person.

The highway patrol says the tractor-trailer was carrying the nickels from Philadelphia to Miami when it apparently rear-ended another truck early Wednesday. Authorities say a passenger in the truck with the coins was killed and both drivers were hospitalized.

Authorities say so many nickels spilled out that the highway is sparkling in the Florida sun.

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You know what really makes this story, the fact that they were nickels. It's so, picayune.

Posted by PopTart | September 17, 2008 10:22 AM

So were there any dimes? Or was the person just nickeled to death?

Posted by So sad, but have to do it | September 17, 2008 10:26 AM

What happens when they have a massive coin-spill? Do they bring in a giant CoinStar machine?

Posted by The Artist Formerly Known As Sigourney Beaver | September 17, 2008 10:33 AM

This is bad and good;

1. The reduced amount of nickles makes you money more valuable
2. There is less money to go around that might be needed by a company or person elsewhere.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | September 17, 2008 10:37 AM

should we be wary of change now?

Posted by infrequent | September 17, 2008 11:08 AM

That's not the change we need.

Posted by a Floridian | September 17, 2008 11:58 AM

Itís your Nickel, Watch it Work.

Posted by DJSauvage | September 17, 2008 12:14 PM

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