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  1. 50 Cent once challenged Floyd Mayweather to read one page of a Harry Potter book

  2. 50 Cent once bought 200 front row seats to a Ja Rule concert just to leave them empty

  3. 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read one full page of a 'Harry Potter' book out loud without starting and stopping or messing up. If Floyd Mayweather accomplished this, 50 Cent agreed to donate $750,000 to a charity of Mayweather’s choice. Floyd Mayweather ultimately declined the offer.

  4. John Barrier, after a bank teller refused to validate his 50 cent parking because he was dressed poorly, he withdrew his million dollars from his account and took it to the bank across the street

  5. Self-driving cars can cruise to avoid paying to park. When you factor in electricity, depreciation, wear and tear and maintenance, cruising costs around 50 cents an hour. This is still cheaper than parking, even in many smaller towns.

  6. Despite the widespread success of his song "The Lion Sleeps Tonight," Solomon Linda never received a cent of its royalties and died poor in 1962. He didn't even get a gravestone until 18 years after his death.

  7. In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as " The Candy Bar Strike".

  8. Jack, a baboon, was employed to change rail signals. After initial skepticism, the railway decided to officially employ the baboon once his job competency was verified. He was paid twenty cents a day, and 1/2 a bottle of beer each week. In his nine years of employment, Jack never made a mistake.

  9. When the U.S. Half-Cent was discontinued in 1857 for not having enough buying power, it was worth about the same as a modern U.S. Dime

  10. Alcohol consumption in Manhattan in the week after 9/11 increased by 25 per cent compared to the same period the year before. Tobacco consumption rose by 10 per cent, marijuana consumption by 3.2 per cent and church and synagogue attendance by 20 per cent.

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We have meticulously tracked every cent spent in the last 12 months of living full time on the road as a family of four, as we travel Australia in a bus called Obby

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50 Cent's Beef Durations over the years with Hip-Hop Artists

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Ghana and Ivory Coast produce at least 70 percent of the world's cocoa beans. And the world is running out of cocoa farmers as the next generation refuses to take up this job because of the difficulty of the process and wages as low as 84 cents a day.

About Viola Desmond, a Nova Scotian woman who in 1946 was charged with tax evasion of one cent for refusing to leave a whites-only section of a theatre. She is featured on the new $10 Canadian bill.

When Billie Holiday died, she had 70 cents in her bank account and $750 taped to her leg.

About Ten Cent Beer Night, a MLB promotion on June, 4, 1974, between the Cleveland Indians and Texas Rangers, at Cleveland Stadium, leading to a riot between the teams and fans. Cleveland’s manager sent his team on to the field, with bats, in order to protect the Texas team from drunken fans.

Michigan has a bottle deposit of 10 cents, instead of the usual 5 cents. Their recycle rate is 97%, compared to 70% of states with bottle deposits, compared to 33% for states without any deposit laws.

In a German village called Fuggerei the rent hasn't been raised since 1520, it costs only 88 cents to live there for an entire year.

Lil Wayne worked as a suicide prevention aid for 50 cents an hour, 10pm - 6am everyday, during his stay at Rikers.

There is a Penny Lobby in the United States to keep the one cent coin in circulation even though it is produced at a loss. The lobby was hired by Jardin Zinc Products, who is the sole provider of penny blanks to the U.S. Government.

Cincinnati has a fully-built, but never used subway system from the 1920s complete with over 2 miles of tunnels and untouched stations nearly a century old. There was an attempt to convert it to a light rail system in 2002 by raising taxes half-a-cent for the residents, but voters shot it down.

In 1947, after the price of a chocolate bar increased from 5 cents to 8 cents, 200 kids marched and protested on the capitol building in British Columbia, shutting down the government for a day. It is known as " The Candy Bar Strike"

France tried stop Amazon offer free shipping to its customers by fining them €1,000 per day. Amazon continued to pay the fines instead of ending its policy of offering free shipping. After law was created banning free shipping, Amazon effectively snubbed it by charging one cent for delivery.

The price of a bottle of Coca-Cola stayed at a nickel for over 70 years. As a result, vending machines only took nickels, and before raising prices to a dime the president of the company asked President Eisenhower to mint 7.5 cent coins to keep the increase reasonable.

In 1985, Burger King launched a viral ad campaign featuring 'Herb the Nerd', a mysterious man who had never eaten a Whopper in his life. People could get a 99 cent Whopper by saying "I'm Not Herb", or if their name was Herb, "I'm not the Herb you're looking for."

In 1955, cigarettes were sold in vending machines that only accepted quarters, but a pack of cigarettes cost only 23 cents. Instead of raising the price, cigarette manufacturers included two pennies in the package.

Kids Wish Foundation was named America's Worst Charity. Only 3 cents of every dollar raised went to the actual cause.

While 71% of Americans believe in hell, only half of one per cent think that they are likely to end up there

When University of Vienna students were asked their reasons behind choosing to learn Finnish, 97 per cent of respondents said the main factor behind their decision was heavy metal music.

The rapper 50 cent earned $200 million before taxes from endorsing the sales of vitamin water which was 10 times more than what he had made selling records up to that point

In 1999 an Iraqi refugee fled to Australia and lived off their welfare system. Years later after he became successful, he walked into the local welfare office and tried to pay back every cent with an $18,000 check.

Little Caesar's makes only a .90 cents profit on a 5.00 hot and ready pizza. $3.50 goes to the ingredients and 60 cents for overhead

After the USPS began offering parcel post, numerous poor families used the service to mail their children to relatives. One girl was mailed to her grandmother 73 miles away for just 53 cents.

The 99 cent pricing first became popular in the nineteenth century, shortly after the invention of the cash register. The pricing ensured that the cashier was forced to ring-in the transaction to create a record of it and return change to reduce the risk of the cashier stealing from the store.

After 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather to read a page from Harry Potter for $750k, Mayweather responded by offering 50 Cent $1,000,000 to post a video of his son saying "I love you"

In the 1880s, a South African railroad employed a baboon as a railway signalman, paying him 20 cents a day and a half bottle of beer a week. He made no mistakes in 9 years.

AriZona iced tea has never wavered from the 99-cent price point introduced shortly after the drink debuted in 1992. It’s even printed on the label as a way of warding off sugar-water price gouging by retailers.

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Savings over few months. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents, in order.

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Savings over few weeks. 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 Euro cents in order. Surprising how 2cents cut it close from being the least count.