All Those Pennies… Wasted…

All Those Pennies... Wasted...

Submitted by: Mendocino Coast Gardens via Oddly Specific

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9 Responses to All Those Pennies… Wasted…

  1. QD says:

    If they were having a problem with people tossing in coins (like a fountain) and were being snarky, then total win.

    Is tossing coins in a creek a tradition anywhere?

  2. Marktavian says:

    This could lead to the converse, in these times of financial freakiness. A coin-operated creek, like those coin-op binoculars at a scenic view. Put in a quarter and you get 15 minutes of creek flow. Or box it all off so you can’t see the creek. Enter the box, put in a quarter and a panel slides open so you can see the creek for 15 minutes. No telling how much money that would raise. I’m guessing at least a dollar or two.

  3. Lockwood says:

    I’m pretty sure that’s at the entrance to The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport. When they first opened, people were treating the artificial creek as a wishing well. Since they use it to display native species, they worried that copper from the pennies (which is quite toxic to many animals and most plants) could be a problem. Hence the sign. As QD says, total win.

  4. Emily says:

    Nope, it’s at the Mendocino Coast Gardens in California. Trust me, I know – I’m the one who took the picture. ^_^ Not that they might not have a similar sign in Oregon.

  5. Amie says:

    This is hilarious. I love it.

  6. Shep333 says:

    So it only accepts bills then?

  7. Sintra says:

    Your welcome.

  8. your_mom says:

    What about my welcome?

  9. L says:

    The legend is true! There are creeks who are not greedy! Free at last, free at last…

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