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sipukka | 12:38 Sat 23rd Apr 2005 | Phrases & Sayings
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why is �500 referred to as a monkey?

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Some people claim it was based on an Indian 500-rupee banknote which had a picture of a monkey on it, but neither that nor any other source has ever been authenticated. The answer to your question, therefore, is really: "Nobody knows."

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