Ah, America… The land of deep-fried excess! 🙂 (Is this poetic or ironic?)
This picture was forwarded among the Buffet o’ Blog staff, and one person said, “That’s a waste of perfectly good breading.” So true. Because there’s no way I’d eat a dollar bill, even if cooked. I don’t even want to think of how many germs it could have on it. (I hope they threw out the grease after it was cooked!)
Then someone wondered: “Would the dollar be worth more now that it’s fried?” That is an interesting question. In general, the dollar isn’t worth what it used to be. (Think about that for a while… but don’t hurt yourself.) This version is a novelty. I bet there is someone who would pay more than $1 for it. I suppose that would make it worth more than $1, at least to a small percentage of people.
Technically, it’s illegal to deface U.S. currency. (So before inquiring minds want to know, I don’t know who made this picture.) I wonder if it’s illegal to make a dollar bill be more valuable. I suppose so, from a legal standpoint, but that seems counter-intuitive. But not like it matters — I’m not planning to deep-fry any dollar bills. I’ve got bigger fish to fry…