Unexpected Money "Downpour" Halts Traffic in Kuwait


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We have heard of it raining frogs and even spiders, but cold hard cash? That has to be a first! While it may be hard to believe, a sudden "downpour" of money is exactly what some lucky residents of Kuwait recently experienced.

The video footage of the incident that occurred on February 9th was posted on YouTube. It shows traffic coming to a halt as residents chase down the 500 AED notes ($140 USD) that are being blown across the streets by the strong winds. While the incident was initially reported as having occurred in Dubai, a closer look at the video revealed that the money "rain" was near the Burj Jassem in Kuwait City.

According to some news reports the notes were blown away by a strong sandstorm as some bank employees were trying to fill an ATM. However, no financial institution has thus far taken credit for the incident. But the few residents fortunate enough to get a piece of what some estimate was as much as 2.7mm AED ($750,000 USD) are not concerned about where this unexpected bonanza came from. They are just happy to have been at the right place at the right time.

This is not the first-time money has been spotted flying around. In December 2014, Christmas came early for some Hong Kong residents when three boxes containing a total of HK $52.5 million ($6.8 mm USD) spilled onto a busy motorway from a security vehicle. Though the police were able to recover most of the money, HK $15.2 million ($2 million USD) is still missing!

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  • CutiePutotialmost 5 years
    The people who where there would've gotten a lot of lucky pennies or dollars or lucky stuff and speaking of that a lucky penny!
    • CutiePutotialmost 5 years
      Wish I was there and wish I got some of that money 💰.
    • moneyalmost 5 years
      i have more than 500 dollars
      • habug
        habugover 5 years
        • lemonade11
          lemonade11almost 6 years
          That is the coolest thing! talk about being at the right place at the right time. Whats next? money growing in trees?
          • iifreeze
            iifreezealmost 6 years
            • Derp Masteralmost 6 years
              this was really interesting! :D
              • monkey dog over 6 years
                this is so cool like omg :0 I legit just bought a ticket like 5 minutes ago what coincidence
                • hliu2005over 6 years
                  • salene
                    saleneover 6 years
                    Like, whoa... Can it actually RAIN money?!?!?!?!?!?!? Again, like wow!!! Oh, also COOLIO!!! Btw please follow me. I will follow you back. I go on Dogo News every day. I will check if anyone followed me and then I will follow them back. I PROMISE!! I don't care if you are a boy or girl. :D