Soon, those little cardboard signs we used to see in the corner store alongside a holder or bowl of some sort will be history. They went something like this: “Have a penny, leave a penny. Need a penny, take a penny.” Along with the cherished Canadian penny, they will be no more. Perhaps in the near future the loonie will take it’s place. For now though, to facilitate this transition of obliterating the penny, financial transactions are to be rounded to the nearest five cent mark. So say you go to the grocery store, like Fortinos, and you want to buy an apple. If the apple’s cost comes to $2.53, the store must round it to $2.55. But, let us visit another grocery store, such as NoFrills. The apple there costs 7¢. So, they must round it down to a nickel. What have we really learned from all this? Well, if you want to save money buying apples, go to NoFrills.
What is the Royal Canadian Mint planning on doing with all these unused pennies? There has been speculation that the madman from North Korea, Kim Jong-Un, is planning to buy them all up for use in his spectacular weapons arsenal. Most reports indicate that he has no weapons, and is not capable of any sort of victorious assault. It would, after all, be foolish to think that his display of nukes, the closing of borders to all South Korean workers, and his orders to have the embassies within his country evacuated, are nothing but rhetoric and rant. As long as Kim don’t find out that all those pennies no longer contain any copper, he may be satisfied to just sit tight and talk basketball with North America’s spokesperson, Dennis Rodman.
The discovery of the Higgs Boson has finally brought closure to the centuries old debate of faith vs. science. Theologists and physicists now agree that we all came from God. Of course, believers have always known read on