The 7 Olympic quarters offered as the prize in my last post are not the “spy” quarters that created the U.S. Defence Department warnings. The olympic quarters show peaceful Canadians engaged either in curling or hockey. Okay, hockey isn’t necessarily peaceful but it is not exactly espionage either.
Here is the snippet of the story:
WASHINGTON — An odd-looking Canadian coin with a bright red flower was the culprit behind a U.S. Defense Department false espionage warning earlier this year about mysterious coin-like objects with radio frequency transmitters, The Associated Press has learned.The harmless “poppy coin” was so unfamiliar to suspicious U.S. Army contractors traveling in Canada that they filed confidential espionage accounts about them. The worried contractors described the coins as “anomalous” and “filled with something man-made that looked like nano-technology,” according to once-classified U.S. government reports and e-mails obtained by the AP. The silver-colored 25-cent piece features the red image of a poppy – Canada’s flower of remembrance – inlaid over a maple leaf.
You have 6 more days to enter the contest and I have decided to sweeten the prize by offering an additional Canadian quater – The Veteran quarter: A 3-headed quarter that will only flip heads.
I have one entry so far from Dan Whitmarsh who suggested all is one. Click here to read the last post and create a unexpected comment about: Employee Engagement for All.