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What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

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What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

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What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

What's That Smell? Pancakes Or Canadian $100 Bills

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The Bank of Canada is denying it has given its new plastic $100 bills a maple syrup scent. The rumor is that the new bills contain a scratch-and-sniff section.

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm Renee Montagne.

We all know pancakes are best when slathered with maple syrup. But cash? The Bank of Canada is denying it's given its new plastic $100 bills a syrup scent. The rumor is that the new bills contain a scratch-and-sniff section. The Canadian press obtained a bunch of emails to the bank about the fabled edition of the maple syrup. One complained the notes stick together. Another lamented that some had lost their smell.

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