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Only in America: Funny money

A North Carolina man tries paying with a fake million-dollar bill at Walmart — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

It pays to do your research, especially when it comes to counterfeiting money. Now, Michael Anthony Fuller of Lexington, N.C., is facing felony charges after trying to pay for $476 worth of purchases at the local Walmart with a fake million-dollar bill. Store clerks were skeptical: The $100 bill is the largest currently in circulation, and $100,000 is the top note ever issued (it was briefly printed in the 1930s). The arrest warrant's conclusion on the ersatz million-dollar bill? "There is no such thing."