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Australia Mints One-Ton Coin

Face value is $1M, but it's worth more than 50 times that

(Newser) - Australia's Perth Mint has created the world’s biggest gold coin—more than a ton of 99.99% pure gold, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The coin’s face value is $1 million Australian dollars—just over $1 million American—but it’s worth more like $57 million American.... More »

Brazilian Mint Tea Kills Pain

It's as effective as an aspirin-type drug

(Newser) - Traditional Brazilian healers who used indigenous mint to relieve headaches and stomach pain were onto something, say researchers who found the mint tea is as effective a pain reliever as aspirin-type medication. But this isn't just any mint tea: The leaves of a Brazilian mint variety are boiled for 30... More »

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