I represent one-third of a group of co-workers who have conducted social experiments with found one dollar bills over the past year. You may read of the first in a two-part series here and here. Well I found the most recent lost George Washington and repeated the experiment, as described here. On Wednesday, 10 September 2014 at 2:15 p.m., I taped another bill in the same location.
When I arrived at work today (19 September 2014) at 8:00, the one-dollar bill was gone.
The previous dollar bill lasted almost three weeks before finally disappearing. This time, eight days. Obviously, two is a woefully small sample, but if we find another dollar bill and post it in the same location, would it disappear even sooner? Or was it just a coincidence that this one lasted only eight days?
The scientific conclusion is obvious. We need more dollar bills.
So the next time you find one, please send it to me.
As the Mythbusters like to say, we’re doing this for science.
Vonn Scott Bair