We've heard stories of needing a wheelbarrow-load of paper money to buy a loaf of bread? 1923 Germany.
So I'd love to be able to get ahold of a few current notes from Zimbabwe.
A German company that has been supplying paper used by Zimbabwe's central bank to print bank notes said Tuesday it is stopping shipments immediately at the request of .
The move could be a new problem for the regime of , which has been churning out currency amid skyrocketing inflation that forces Zimbabweans to shop with bundles of cash. A pint of milk can cost 3 billion Zimbabwe dollars, or about 30 U.S. cents...
Zimbabwe's currency needs have spiraled upward as a shattered economy spurs overheated inflation. Prices rose 165,000 percent in February, according to government figures, but independent experts say the real inflation rate is closer to 4 million percent.
Pre-algebra question of the day: given the information in the article, how many Zimbabwe dollars to a US dollar? We could also talk about prices rising 165,000%, and what that means.