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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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Do You Have a Tattoo? More Americans Are Now Joining the Craze – Survey of the Day

If you’ve been seeing more and more people with tattoos lately, you are certainly not imagining things.

According to a Harris Interactive poll of 2,016 adults, currently 21 percent have at least one tattoo. That’s up from 16 percent who reported ink in 2008, and 14 percent who did so in 2003.

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Matt Stroshane/Jamie Squire/Robin Marchant/Joey Foley
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What Quarterback Would Make the Best President? – Survey of the Day

This weekend we learned that Mitt Romney will almost certainly be running against Barack Obama for President this fall, and that New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning has cemented his status as an elite quarterback by winning his second Super Bowl.  Now imagine a crazy scenerio in which only QBs can run for President.

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Are Teachers Overpaid or Underpaid? – Survey of the Day

Although it varies from state to state, the average salary of a public school teacher in the United States is about $50,000 a year. For comparison sake, the average full-time worker in any profession has a median personal income of about $39,000 a year. Are teachers getting the better end of the stick?

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What’s the Best Valentine’s Day Gift? — Survey of the Day

It’s February, so that means you’re on the Valentine’s Day clock, fellas.

While knowledge of your special lady should be what dictates what you get her, come the 14, perhaps this survey from Sears of more than 1,000 adults on their V-Day gift preferences can also help you out.

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