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The world’s oldest surviving bank was founded in 1472 as a pawnshop.
US$217 is what the government of Zimbabwe had in the bank in Jan, 2013.
Having a single Bank Account, instead of many, helps you spend less.
Bank of America was originally called Bank of Italy.
Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
A third of the reports the World Bank has put online have never been downloaded, ever, by anyone.
There is a Poop Bank where you can get human feces by the bottle.
A man robbed a bank for US$1 so he could be arrested and sent to jail for free medical health-care.
In Canada, Mexico, India, Russia and Israel, bank notes have Braille-like markings on them for the blind.
In 1988, a customer closed out his million-dollar account after his bank refused to validate a 50¢ parking ticket.
During WW1, Marie Curie attempted to donate her Gold Nobel Prize medals for the war effort but the French National Bank refused to accept them.
Pretty Boy Floyd, a bank robber in the 1920s, would destroy mortgage documents during robberies, which freed many citizens of their debts.
Steven Spielberg declined to direct the Harry Potter movies and said “It’s just like withdrawing a billion dollars and putting it into your personal bank accounts. There’s no challenge.”
Hours after the start of the Iraq War, Saddam Hussein ordered his sons to steal nearly US$1 billion cash from the country’s central bank.
There 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are “paid” in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
A homeless man held up and robbed a bank in Portland for $1, then sat down and waited for police to arrest him so he could receive healthcare in prison.
The total amount of money owed by every single person and country in the world is US$199 trillion, but the world has only US$80.9 trillion in cash and bank deposits.
A typo prevented hackers of stealing US$1 billion in 2016. They misspelled “foundation” as “fandation” in a wire transfer request, prompting bank authorities to investigate.
In 1948, a man robbed a bank by pretending to be a public health official and giving cyanide to every bank employee as a “dysentery inoculation.”
1.5 trillion dollars are paid in bribes every year, according to a World Bank estimate.