A man in China is left with the world’s most difficult jigsaw puzzle after his son ripped up his money to shreds.
The father of a 5-year-old was horrified to discover that his son had ripped up 50,000 yuan (approximately $7,000) worth of bank notes in Qingdao, China.
The boy was reportedly left at home alone by his parents. He exacted revenge on his parents for leaving him alone by playing with the cash before tearing it up into tiny pieces.
Gao, the boy’s father, found the cash torn into pieces when he arrived home. He had hidden the cash in a drawer before leaving home.
He immediately gathered the pieces and took them to a nearest bank to get them replaced. However, the bank refused to replace the cash and told him he would have to stick all of the pieces together before they would think of giving him fresh bills.
Gao, who had borrowed the money to invest in his business, didn’t give up and is trying to tape the notes together.
However, he said that because the currency is torn into very small pieces, it is nearly impossible to reconstruct them and he soon realized that it was very difficult for him to meet with the bank’s request.
“I carefully tried for two days, but really can only put together a few. Some were torn into three pieces while others were torn into a dozen. It’s a really hard fight,” he said.
He added that he scolded his son but did not punish him because he was too young to understand what he had done.
“I couldn't tell him off more as he's just too young to understand,” said Gao.
A similar incident took place in Xi'an, Shaanxi province, West China, when a toddler ripped up the family's entire life savings when he found the money under a bed.
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