Greedy investment bankers might take a chunk of your change, but they probably won't purposefully eat through your entire life savings.
Unfortunately, as one Taiwanese woman discovered, termites most definitely will.
Although the woman's safe may have been burglar-proof and fire-proof, it was not pest-proof, and the pesky little critters munched their way through $50,000 in cash.
The woman, who had been saving the money for 8 years so she could study abroad, turned to Taiwan's Investigation Bureau for assistance after her bank refused to honor the notes.
Forensic experts only managed to piece together about a quarter of the notes from the woman's safe.
Guess she'll have to start bugging her parents for a loan...
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