How many pennies do you get in a ten pound note?
Initially I figured that surely someone I know owns a gerbil called Penny, or for a price, would be willing to rename their beloved family gerbil to Penny and then all I would have to do was wrap a ten pound note around said gerbil, and get the necessary answers. Simples! As gerbils are prone not to say.
Unfortunately, I have a dearth of friends with gerbils, let alone ones called Penny, all of which proves it is time to find new and more exciting friends. On the other hand, I could just be a damn sight more literal about this.
And so I bought myself a bag of pennies, some sellotape and a ten pound note. Then, realising I was way off estimate, returned back to the bank and got another bag of pennies.
So, if like me, you have never wondered how many pennies you can get in a ten pound note, the answer is: 140.
Clearly we can conclude we’ve all been shortchanged for years!