Anyway today I thought that I would explore the site a little more. Here is the description from Wikipedia. Basically you can go to the site, www.wheresgeorge.com and key in the serial numbers of various US bills that you may have and track where they have come from. Later, after you have parted with them, you can go on the site and see where they have gone. Another cool way to waste time!!
|Looking for a match|
Well you can only see where they have gone, if another "Georger" has bothered to go to the site and entered the serial numbers of their bills and Bingo you have a hit on one of your entries. Actually I shouldn't have used the term Bingo. That is actually reserved for one of the feats on the site - getting one of your bills entered in all 50 states. The site obviously has a cult following with forums and discussion groups all vying for various goals on the site. Many encourage people to go to Where's George and enter bills, by actually posting notes on the bills. This is really defacement. The government has investigated, but not much has been done.
It may seem like idle time wasting, but the site has actually been used in research to measure statistical data and to track how quickly a disease, such as, Swine Flu, could spread.
Gives the concept of money laundering a whole new meaning :)
Have a great day!!