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Subject:Learning nothing from history
Time:06:28 pm
More specifically one of the causes of the Indian Mutiny...

The Bank of England's new plastic fivers are apparently made from a plastic which includes small amounts of tallow. Various religious groups, vegans, vegetarians etc. are not impressed, and want the Bank to change them. Sign here if you agree:

https://www.change.org/p/bank-of-england-remove-tallow-from-bank-notes
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pauldormer
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Time:2016-11-30 03:47 pm (UTC)
Not just the fivers, according to the Indie:

http://ind.pn/2gK5UBY
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ffutures
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Time:2016-11-30 06:49 pm (UTC)
Most of the others were sort of known, this one is new and stupid.
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thorkell
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Time:2016-12-01 12:27 am (UTC)
Apparently there are over 20 countries in the world who use a similar process for their money http://gizmodo.com/24-countries-where-the-money-contains-meat-1789514317
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ffutures
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Time:2016-12-01 10:47 am (UTC)
It seems very odd that a synthetic product should need tallow. I suspect it's microscopically cheaper than the alternatives.
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