WLLR's Is It The News...Or Not?


Which is true?

The Headlines:

  • Florida City Places Ban On "Ugly" Dogs (FAKE)
  • Kid So Addicted To Video Games He Forgot To Go To School For Three Months (FAKE)
  • New Currency Has Misspelling On $50 Dollar Bill (REAL)

I imagine somebody didn't proofread this new bill before they sent it to the presses. Australia recently distributed their newest denomination, a brand new $50 note. It looks amazing except for when you look really closely at the fine print. Turns out, there's a big mistake on the notes. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) spelled "responsibility" as "responsibilty" on millions of these new yellow notes. They confirmed the typo and said the error would be fixed in future print runs. However, for now, around 46 million of the new notes are in use across the country. The bills were released late last year and feature Edith Cowan, the first female member of the Australian parliament. The A$50 note is the most widely circulated in Australia, and the most commonly given out by cash machines. The other side of the note features distinguished Indigenous author David Unaipon. The note is still valid, even with the misspelling.