Monday, May 7, 2012

A Scene from The Big Crunch: the Chinese Translation

In The Big Crunch, June gets a summer job with a bank piecing together thousands of checks that were mistakenly shredded. The scene was inspired by an actual event in (I think) Minneapolis back in the 1970s.

Now, bank workers in China are performing their own version of the task. A woman with a mental disorder tore up 50,000 bank notes. Here, they are being pieced back together.

It seems to me it would be simpler to find all the right hand corners of the notes and count them, but according to the article, they are attempting to reconstruct every bill.

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