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woman put a real money tree with $100 in bills on chicago street

submitted on September 9, 2010 by jack69darin in "Member's Lounge"
Amy Krouse Rosenthal attached one hundred dollar bills (that's one hundred singles) to a tree on a Chicago street, each bill stamped with a message like "Don't ask, just enjoy!" and "Some things just can't be explained."

In a sort of precious, optimistic social experiment that isn't an ABC News fluff piece hosted by a guy who might be a demon, Rosenthal (with the help of her friends Brian and Ben) kept a camera focused on The Money Tree, curious to see just how Chicagoans would react to the very literal sight of money growing on trees.

The results may surprise you and make you happy that we're not all greedy, money-hungry beasts lugging around sacks of coins and bills marked with a "$" sign. At least, that's how it works in the Windy City, it seems.
 

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  • 78590
    jack69darin
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    Posted by jack69darin on September 9, 2010
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    Yan, did you pick any? Mr Green
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    • YanBz
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      Posted by YanBz on September 9, 2010 [reply] 0 0
      I would come to look at it. It is 2 months to late now. Mr Green
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    HouTex
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    Posted by HouTex on September 9, 2010
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    lootango
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    Posted by lootango on September 9, 2010
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    What an interesting experiment. That's definitely something you don't see every day!
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    YanBz
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    Posted by YanBz on September 9, 2010
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    You can follow Amy Krouse via Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/missamykr
    She appears to be a writer and a filmmaker
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    deby32953
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    Posted by deby32953 on September 9, 2010
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    That is amazing! I would've grabbed a handful! Then left a t.y.
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on September 9, 2010
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    Sounds like I need to take a trip up to Chicago. It's only a few hours away.
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    gabyperu
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    Posted by gabyperu on September 9, 2010
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    People in Peru do something similar called "cortamonte".
    It's a celebration where they hang some gifts or money on a tree and after dancing they cut down the tree and get the presents.
    They compromise to plant more trees to replace the one that was knocked down.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k1uGobHo0Y
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    • deby32953
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      Posted by deby32953 on September 10, 2010
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      Sounds fun & generous! Love Peru. Dated a fabulous green-eyed Peruvian fire fighter once! rrrrrrr

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