Australia’s new $5 bill is so high-tech it can replace a record player stylus
Australia’s new A$5 bill is so high-tech vending machines can’t handle it, but no problem here’s something else you can do with all that spare cash.
In a video posted by the National Film and Sound Archive (NFSA), NFSA education manager Cris Kennedy uses the new plastic note to play a record of “Brit’s Blues” by Red Norvo and his orchestra, rather than a record player stylus.
The NFSA is at pains to point out they are not playing an official collection record and they can’t guarantee it won’t damage your own vinyl should you give it a try.
The note also has special tactile features to make it accessible to the Blind community is there anything this bill can’t do (besides buy you a can of Coke)?