This Is What Actually Happens to the Coins You Throw Into Fountains When You Make a Wish | 22 Words

This Is What Actually Happens to the Coins You Throw Into Fountains When You Make a Wish

e all grew up occasionally tossing a penny into a fountain and making a wish. But did you ever stop to think about what happened to that penny after it landed with a "plunk!" in the fountain?

Obviously, first it sent a message to the wish-fulfillers in the universe and made your dream come true, but we're talking about after that. Everyone's wishing pennies have to get removed at some point, otherwise, the floor of every fountain in the world would be covered piles of coins that were hundreds of feet tall. But where do they go?

Now we have the answers.

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