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Separated at Birth: The Man on Scotland’s £20 Bill and Grumpy Cat

Alyssa Bereznak

For centuries, old white men have been prominently featured on currencies of countries across the world. And as I recently learned on a trip abroad, Scotland is no exception.

Take, for instance, the Scottish £5 bill, featuring famed Scottish biologist, pharmacologist, and botanist Sir Alexander Fleming. 

Separated at Birth: The Man on Scotland’s £20 Bill and Grumpy Cat

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And then there’s Scottish poet Robert Burns, who’s featured on the £10 note.

10 pound note

(BBC)

Finally, there’s famed warrior Robert the Bruce, who sits upon the £20 bill. 

20 pound note

(Nutmegcollector

Wait a second … does that guy look familiar?

20 pound note

Look closer … 

20 pound note

Ah, that’s it!

20 pound note and Grumpy Cat

(Grumpy Cat photo via Business Insider)

It’s Internet hero Grumpy Cat! Scotland’s really on to something here.

20 pound note with Grump Cat superimposed over it

For those wondering: No, the Scottish £50 note does not feature the Shiba Inu from the Doge meme

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