Tom Scott

The Centuries-Old Debt That’s Still Paying Interest

In the archives of Yale University, there’s a 367-year-old bond from the water authority of Lekdijk Bovendams, in the Netherlands. And it’s still paying interest.

Thanks to:
Prof. Geert Rouwenhorst for his time and explanation
All the team at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin) for editing the interview
and Leendert van Egmond for telling me about the bond!

I’m at http://tomscott.com
on Twitter at http://twitter.com/tomscott
on Facebook at http://facebook.com/tomscott
and on Snapchat and Instagram as tomscottgo

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Paleontology’s Technicolor Moment
3 Sources of Water on the Moon
World’s Only Moving Mud Puddle
Ancient Genetics that Occur Today: Atavisms Revealed
Students in Taiwan had to solve this tricky cube problem

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *