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Old August 17th, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Default Hungry: put Canadian Bills that Smell Like Maple Syrup on your pancakes.

Naw don't do it the Bank Of Canada Asked About New Polymer Bills that smell like maple syrup denied it.

CP | By Dean Beeby, The Canadian Press Posted: 05/26/2013 12:00 pm EDT | Updated: 05/26/2013 1:37 pm EDT
Dozens of people who contacted the bank in the months after the polymer notes first appeared asked about a secret scratch-and-sniff patch that apparently smells like maple syrup.
"I would like to know ... once and for all if these bills are in fact scented, as I do detect a hint of maple when smelling the bill," says a typical email from a perplexed citizen.
Said another: "They all have a scent which I'd say smells like maple? Please advise if this is normal?"
Under the Access to Information Act, The Canadian Press obtained a year's worth of correspondence to the Bank of Canada from ordinary Canadians about the new currency. Names were withheld to protect privacy.
For the record, bank official Jeremy Harrison says no scent has been added to any of the new bank notes.
The maple mystery was born soon after the first polymer note the $100 bill was released in November 2011, and has persisted in cyberspace on YouTube videos, blogs and Tweets.

The Bank of Canada initially withheld all of the public correspondence about the new polymer bank notes, citing privacy concerns, but recently released a package of material after an investigation by the information commissioner of Canada.
In dozens of emails and telephone calls, people complained about other aspects of the plastic notes, such as:
the new bills generally exclude images of women, whereas the old bills celebrated women's-rights pioneers and others;
the notes stick to one another, making them hard to count. The bank says that's normal for all brand-new bills and will disappear as the currency gets handled;
the stylized maple leaf on the currency represents a Norway Maple, a foreign invasive species. The bank categorically rejects that claim;
the bills are prone to melting when exposed to high heat, such as in a clothes dryer. The bank says its extensive, rigorous testing disproves that.

I'm glad that the US dollar images stay the same and are not scented. The scent might be tough to explain to a significant other.
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Old August 17th, 2013, 09:52 AM
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Apparently, some joker rubbed some bills with maple syrup and put them back into circulation.

Most US currency has traces of cocaine, incidentally... so if you are carrying large amounts of cash, the sniffer dogs go nuts.

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Old August 17th, 2013, 10:16 AM
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Most US currency has traces of cocaine, incidentally... so if you are carrying large amounts of cash, the sniffer dogs go nuts.
I'm safe. I don't carry around much cash at all.

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