Canada's new 100 dollar banknote, made of polymer, is indestructible and nearly impossible to duplicate. But that's not the best thing about it: according to many people, it smells like maple syrup!
Dozens of people who contacted the bank in the months after the polymer notes first appeared asked about a secret scratch-and-sniff patch that apparently smells like maple syrup.
“I would like to know … once and for all if these bills are in fact scented, as I do detect a hint of maple when smelling the bill,” says a typical email from a perplexed citizen.
Said another: “They all have a scent which I’d say smells like maple? Please advise if this is normal?”
The Bank of Canada denied the whole thing, of course, but I think that's a great feature. Let's petition the US Federal Reserve to release bacon-scented banknotes!