Canada’s newly native money displays non-native plant

Canada’s money got it wrong? What’s that aboot?

Canada’s been printing off new money on polymer bills. Of course, that resulted in money that could shrivel up and melt, but that was 6 months ago. They should’ve been able to get it right by now, correct?

Not so much, it seems. Botanists in Canada have identified the maple leaf, the plant that might be most associated with Canada, found on the 20 dollar bill. It’s not the Canadian maple leaf. Wonk-wonk.

Turns out instead that the bill has been printed with a Norway maple leaf, a species that not only isn’t native to Canada, but is invasive to the country. The Bank of Canada is denying these claims, but if there’s anything the internet knows, it’s that riled up nerds won’t immediately back down.

Meanwhile, in a small Colombian town

It was the perfect crime, if it wasn’t for the damn donkey.

Three alleged thieves in a tiny Colombian town had figured it all out. They stole Xavi, a 10-year-old donkey, which they would later load up with goods taken from a store in a late night raid. The only problem was that the donkey brayed several times, which alerted the local authorities. (We said it was a small town.)

The alleged banditos were caught with rum, oil, rice, cans of tuna and sardines. Xavi was detained by authorities for further questioning.