San Francisco, California, United States / February 17, 2009
Jerry Paffendorf destroys $72 American dollars with the express purpose of reselling it for more, a new world record. He began shredding the bills with a blender, but ultimately resorted to ripping the bills by hand. Paffendorf now plans to sell the creation as an artwork on eBay, with a starting price of $73.
Paffendorf performed the feat on February 17, 2009 at a World Record Appreciation Society event at the Hemlock Tavern in San Francisco, California. Dan Rollman and Debbie Hampton were present as witnesses.