We always call it paper money, but it turns out, it’s not really paper at all! “Paper” currency is actually made of stuff that many of us wear on our clothes every day!

From MoneyFactory.Gov:

The ordinary paper that consumers use throughout their everyday life such as newspapers, books, cereal boxes, etc., is primarily made of wood pulp; however, United States currency paper is composed of 75 percent cotton and 25 percent linen. This is what gives United States currency its distinct look and feel. 

So…money is kind of like clothes and bedding, just waaaaay filthier.

Read more about this HERE!

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