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Artist Leaves 15,000 Coins On Ground In London To See How People React, And The Result Surprised Him
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Artist Leaves 15,000 Coins On Ground In London To See How People React, And The Result Surprised Him

Wednesday, AirBnB host Jamahl McMurran and his guest Lana Mesic, a Croatian artist and photographer, set out to start a social experiment with a huge pile of coins.

It all started when Lana didn’t know what to do with the 15,000 coins that she had left from her previous art installation. Instead of transporting the heavy pile back home, she and Jamahl thought of a better idea… “So my Airbnb guest and I decided to place 15000 2p coins on the canal and record what would happen…. #coinsbythecanal,” Jamahl wrote on Twitter. The results were hilarious! Keep on scrolling to take a look.

What would you do if you saw a pile of coins like that? Let us know in the comment section below!

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AirBnB host Jamahl and his guest decided to start a social experiment with a huge pile of coins

They placed 15,000 coins on the street and waited for people to pass by

Live tweeting everything they saw:

This smart kid decided to fill up his whole bag and the struggle was real

Others just played in the coins as if it were a sandbox

This guy put his umbrella on the pile and shot a Instagram-worthy photo

One biker just grabbed some extra change

Then this guy decided to literally make it rain money by pouring some coins over his head

Sadly, the observations came to an abrupt end when these guys showed up…

They just took it all down to every coin…

What would you do if you saw a pile of coins like that? Let us know in the comment section below!

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Stijn V.
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh no what a surprise. Some people don't dare to take it all because they suspect being filmed and just have some fun with it. And others don't give a fuck as they are not really stealing anything and just take it all. #notreallysurprised. If people would start dropping their small change too and it would become a huge pile. That would be surprising.

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Most people wouldn't take it all because they simply couldn'T be arsed to deal with them. Not sure about British banks but most German ones demand hefty fees for taking in large amounts coins - if they take them at all.

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Anne Madag
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5 years ago

I will wish on the canal like wishing well. :)

Sergio Bicerra
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5 years ago

Thinking the same here! Would had wish for more happy ideas like this guy.

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Shelsy Engelen
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5 years ago

I'd put a tiny Smaug statue on top of it

Sue Donim
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5 years ago

nice !

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Stijn V.
Community Member
5 years ago

Oh no what a surprise. Some people don't dare to take it all because they suspect being filmed and just have some fun with it. And others don't give a fuck as they are not really stealing anything and just take it all. #notreallysurprised. If people would start dropping their small change too and it would become a huge pile. That would be surprising.

Katinka Min
Community Member
5 years ago

Most people wouldn't take it all because they simply couldn'T be arsed to deal with them. Not sure about British banks but most German ones demand hefty fees for taking in large amounts coins - if they take them at all.

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Anne Madag
Community Member
5 years ago

I will wish on the canal like wishing well. :)

Sergio Bicerra
Community Member
5 years ago

Thinking the same here! Would had wish for more happy ideas like this guy.

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Shelsy Engelen
Community Member
5 years ago

I'd put a tiny Smaug statue on top of it

Sue Donim
Community Member
5 years ago

nice !

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