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Cash-Hungry Termites Munch Through 119,000
Metro ^ | Saturday 27 Apr 2013

Posted on 04/28/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A colony of termites has gorged itself on a diet of money, managing to eat its way through £119,000.

The insects were discovered chomping on the cash by police at a bank in Barabanki, northern India.

The 10 million rupees (£119,000) had been stored in in a steel chest that workers thought was infallible but it turned out they hadn’t planned for an attack from an army of termites.

‘It’s a matter of investigation how termites attacked bundles of currency notes stacked in a steel chest,’ said police officer Navneet Rana.

He added the bank manager had found the damage when he had accessed a disused bank room.

This isn’t the first time the ravenous insects have proved a menace.

They have previously damaged equipment and documents at other banks across India.

Authorities have taken the first steps required to open an investigation after registering a negligence case against bank chiefs.

TOPICS: Business/Economy; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
Now, if we had quadrillions of colonies of these, maybe we could balance out Bernanke.
1 posted on 04/28/2013 7:31:00 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

termites == Congress

2 posted on 04/28/2013 9:49:41 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

1 Termite = 1 Michelle My Belle. Wow can she woof it down =)

3 posted on 04/28/2013 10:12:22 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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