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

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology
Yahoo Tech
July 28, 2014

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

Alyssa Bereznak
National Correspondent, Technology
Yahoo Tech
July 28, 2014

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. 

Five pound note
Five pound note

(Nutmegcollector)

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

10 pound note
10 pound note

(BBC)

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

20 pound note
20 pound note

(Nutmegcollector

Wait a second … does that guy look familiar?

20 pound note
20 pound note

Look closer … 

20 pound note
20 pound note

Ah, that’s it!

20 pound note and Grumpy Cat
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
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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