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Get ready for a make-over Ben: The U.S. $100 bill will be getting a makeover, with the new bills being put into circulation next February. Ben Franklin will still be on the front, but will be surrounded by some unique features.
Get ready for a make-over Ben: The U.S. $100 bill will be getting a makeover, with the new bills being put into circulation next February. Ben Franklin will still be on the front, but will be surrounded by some unique features.Courtesy Wikipedia
The newly redesigned U.S. $100 bill was unveiled yesterday. Using thousands of little lenses embedded in the bill, design features on the front of the bill will disappear and reappear when you tip the bill back and forth. You can see the bill in action on this U.S. Currency video posted on YouTube. And here was our first report on this matter from 2007. I will gladly take any of the old, boring $100s off your hands.

It's the eve of the big event – March Madness kicks off tomorrow and hoops junkies like myself will be in heaven for three weeks. But what about academics junkies? For the fifth straight year, a college organization has run the NCAA men's basketball brackets through the academic wringer, advancing schools through the brackets based on a formula of classroom success for each school. The school with the more success advances through each round of the brackets. Past editions of the challenge have produced academic champions such as Bucknell, Holy Cross and Davidson. Last year, however, the academic and hoops championship teams were one and the same: North Carolina. Who wins this year's academic bracket challenge? You have to click here to find out. I will tell you that it's not my alma mater, Mankato State.