29 Jul '12, 5pm

Bank notes reveal roads less travelled #wheresgeorge

The reason that you can see where came from, is that the person who marked it with the Where's George web address will have notified the site when and where they did it. One note has been recorded 15 times - scroll down for its route map. Where's Willy tracks Canadian Currency, but there doesn't seem to be an equivalent for the UK. Running since 1998, Where's George has acquired a lot of data, over which folk at Northwestern University have passed some statistical tools. One of the things they did, is to try to identify communities within which notes circulate, but infrequently leave - the process is described in a video called Follow the Money . It seems that notes circulate within each of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico, but are unlikely to move between them, particularly to cross their north-south divide. It also looks likely that, despite roads, bridges and plan...

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