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How did the money arrive on Tena Bar

River Flooding
1 (5%)
Floated to it's resting spot via Columbia river
2 (10%)
Planted
6 (30%)
Dredge
11 (55%)
tossed in the river in a paper bag
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 17

Voting closed: August 16, 2016, 09:05:28 AM

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Offline Shutter

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Re: Tina Bar Money Find
« Reply #4755 on: March 22, 2020, 11:07:08 AM »
The money sinks...
 

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Re: Tina Bar Money Find
« Reply #4756 on: March 22, 2020, 01:16:44 PM »
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I think it notable that I have yet to hear of anyone advocating a study whereby they throw packets of $20s--or even $1s--into the Columbia River to prove that these packets can travel to Tena Bar--or any bar--and self-bury 50 feet from the water's edge.

Why is this?

Truth be told, no one can afford it. A person could throw packets into the Columbia for 1000 years and never once have a single packet--let alone three individual packets--neatly self-bury on Tena Bar, 50 feet from the water's edge, only to go unnoticed for over 8 years.

The Columbia River delivery theory is DOA. If anyone disagrees, may I suggest they prove it by throwing packets of bills into the Columbia.

I believe that Tom Kaye did some tests using actual bills (presumably $1.00 bills!) that were bundled with a rubber band in the middle of the pack.  As I remember it, Tom says that the ends of the bundles flared soon after being submerged and the bundles then sank to the bottom and stayed there.
 

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Re: Tina Bar Money Find
« Reply #4757 on: March 22, 2020, 01:19:33 PM »
I did the same test a couple days ago. it's the water soaking into the bills causing them to be weighed down. the center is tighter and takes longer for the water to soak into the bills..if you agitate the water the bills sink quicker...
 

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Re: Tina Bar Money Find
« Reply #4758 on: March 24, 2020, 04:05:27 AM »
"...crumbled to the touch."

That's the term I hear most often referring to the rubber bands. So my questions are these:
1) If the bands were "intact," does this mean they were completely encircling the packets/bundles, or were they cracked and broken in spots but still stuck to the packets?
2) When Tom Says, "they don't last more that six months" in the wild, what does "last" mean? Does this mean they will simply POP off of a bundle of bills, all the tension letting loose at once, or does this mean they lose their elasticity and loosen? Do they disintegrate and disappear? ...Something else, perhaps?
3) Has anybody done an outdoors rubber band test over the course of a year (or a decade) to try to recreate the conditions for the bundles/bands?