Business and Finance
40% of McDonald's profits come from the sales of Happy Meals
China was the first country to introduce paper money (in 812)
The word salary came from the word salt in Roman times. Salt was used as a trading medium - money
Vietnamese currency consists only of paper money; no coins
The first credit card was issued by American Express in 1951.
The word ""Salary"" was derived from the Latin salarium referring to the salt allotment for soldiers in the Roman army.
Chop suey is not a Chinese dish, but was invented in America by Chinese cooks. The name chop suey means ""odds and ends.""
Income tax was first introduced in India in 1860 by James Wilson, who became India's 1st finance member.
The note with the most zeros is a Yugoslavia 500,000,000,000 Dinara, issued in 1993 with 11 zeros
Employees of the Vatican pay no income tax.
Only 8% of the world's currency exists as physical cash, the rest is electronic.
Studies at Princeton University have found that money can buy happiness when you make at least $75,000 a year.
Pranab Mukherjee was the first Rajya Sabha member to hold finance portfolio.
If you had $1 billion and spent $1,000 a day, it would take 2,740 years to go broke.
In Palestine, tax rates were so high in 1600s under Ottomans that peasant abandoned fertile land to move up into the hills to escape levies.