Daily Question – 59

Before we get to today’s question, just a reminder:

The quiz at SWIM 2008, organised by the Great Lakes Institute fof Management happens today in Chennai. Teams of upto 3 members each, with at least one lady mandatory. It will be a general quiz with a tilt towards women. Interested teams, please land up at the venue by 01:45 p.m.

Time: 02:00 p.m (prelims) and 03:00 p.m (finals)

Venue: Hotel Green Park, Vadapalani, Chennai

What? Why?

Hyperinflation in Germany, 1921-23. The woman is burning banknotes because it was cheaper than buying firewood.

Cracked by 17 of you! In order – Arjun Rangarajan, Mc Neill Ivan S, Thejaswi Udupa, zizzyphus, shabhar, ganesh, Rajagopal, li’l_boy-fat_man, Thomas Masun, Mouli, Venkatesh S (Venky), Srinivasan Rajagopal, anil raghavan, malcaluffin, Rajiv Rai, Wasi Manazir, and Vinay Nair.

18 thoughts on “Daily Question – 59

  1. That was easy. Weimar Germany in the early 20s. The inflation was so high that burning money was cheaper than buying firewood. Might soon happen in Zimbabwe…

  2. Dear Uncle:

    This is some random lady burning Reichsmarks in the interbellum period in Germany. Inflation had reached such dizzying levels that it was cheaper to burn the money itself than to use it to pay for fuel.

    Kind regards,
    Thomas Masun

  3. Hyperinflation in Germany during the time of the Weimar Republic in the 1920s. Apparently, burning money was cheaper than burning firewood.

  4. a german woman feeding papiermarks to the stove durind hyperinflation of 1923.the currency will give more heat than the wood which can be bought with it

  5. inflation in germany during the time of the weimar republic in the 1920’s made money cheaper than firewood…

    is it an omen for india?

  6. This is a picture of a German woman burning currency notes during a heightened state of inflation . Popularly known as hyper-inflation.

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