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Old 09-13-2007, 11:53 PM
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My wife is nuts, and I need you guys to help me prove it.

She remembers finding these rocks, or something, on the playground at school. She called them "indian money" (my wife is old enough that this was not all that politically incorrect at the time). She describes them as a round, stone Cheerio kind of thing.

My friend is over here discussing it with us, and he remembers it, too. However, both Wikipedia and google turn up nothing relevant. I have searched for "indian money," "indian money" + "playground", "indian money" + "rock" ....nothing turns up anything remotely like what my insane wife is ranting about.

I told her I would go to the experts, and they would solve this problem, because actuaries can solve any problems. Do any of you have the slightest idea what my wife and my friend are talking about? Please help me ASAP, I do not want to lose this deal!

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sand dollars?
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Old 09-14-2007, 12:15 AM
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Umm...it's not sand dollars, those are mostly at the beach, right? This is something that you would find on the playground, like, mixed in with the gravel.

Anyway, I know what sand dollars look like, that is not what they were describing.
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If they look kind of like fossilized lifesavers, they are actually fossils of crinoids, primative marine creatures similar to tube worms.


So, the answer is that your wife may be nuts, but she's right about the "indian money".
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Tangentially, did anyone else's parents tell them that the "Watch for Falling Rock" signs were posted by Indians looking for their lost son?
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Tangentially, did anyone else's parents tell them that the "Watch for Falling Rock" signs were posted by Indians looking for their lost son?
Yes, and it was that much more authoritative since my dad worked for the UDOT (Highway department who fixed roads and put up the signs).
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If they look kind of like fossilized lifesavers, they are actually fossils of crinoids, primative marine creatures similar to tube worms.


So, the answer is that your wife may be nuts, but she's right about the "indian money".
This may be it, it looks a lot like some of what she described. I will show her this pic, and get back to you.
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Or maybe she's referring to limonite cubes:
Cubic Limonite research paper (word doc)
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:55 AM
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Or maybe she's referring to limonite cubes:
Cubic Limonite research paper (word doc)

No, we found that link last night, they both agreed that they were not thinking of anything like what is pictured for limonite cubes. They were definintely talking about something round.
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