Why ramen is so valuable in prison The hunt for Forrest Fenn's $2 million 1 day ago   05:01

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Instant ramen noodles have become like cash among inmates in the US.

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Cash is illegal in prisons. And that means everything from tuna to stamps to cigarettes have their own unique value in a trade and barter market.

But ramen has quickly taken over as the most in demand products the prison system offers.

Watch this video to see how ramen took over prison economies and why it’s the default item for trade among inmates.

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JumpingJellyFrog
Hey
Citavalo
I have some ramen, should I sell them then?
Alex Ross
3:20 still worth more money than my schools food.
Travis Rowell
Aps bois know
AM1NAT0Rz
The only thing I make is is Bombay bad boy pot noodles and tea
Tea **
I want a pot noodle now....
Buff Tom
Why dont they just give the inmates ramen as a meal?
toby su
Why not use ramen as meals?
Niko marić
Kakav ramen. Treba palente.
Wolfee Cries Everytime
I was just eating ramen—
_So my recommendations is stalking me.._
Krispy Memez
still, prison food looks better than my school food 😪.
omar oyt
it's not filling at all -_-
Felix Barajas
I was eating top ramen while watching this
Nice Dreamz710
Change the title that’s not in every state
Killerkanejr856
Wait a minute you can buy drugs with ramen Whatt??????????????
6.66x69NAT0
Probably reminds some of them of their childhood.
Cloudピンク
See! I told you, Ramen Noodles are valuable!
Kane Mining
I learned that going to prison is better
Clown Piss
I got bunch of Ramen packages. Wanna trade?
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The hunt for Forrest Fenn's $2 million Why ramen is so valuable in prison 1 day ago   23:58

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The secret is hidden in a poem that starts like this: "Begin it where warm waters halt."


Zack wrote an entire feature filled with maps, illustrated clues, and even more video. You can read and watch here: http://www.vox.com/a/fenn-treasure-hunt-map

Sometime between 2009 and 2010 an 80 year old man by the name of Forrest Fenn trekked out into the Rocky Mountains and hid a bronze chest filled with over $2 million dollars worth of treasure. The secret to the location of the treasure is contained within a six stanza poem. Forrest Fenn's treasure, as it's come to be known, has captivated men, women, and children around the country and world and has lured many people to the Rocky Mountains in the hopes that they'll find the gold.


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