World's largest abacus used by drug dealer


Thailand has an 18-foot abacus, fronting the counter at a pharmacy in Rayong. The pharmacist reports being able to calculate bills on it faster than with a standard electronic calculator.

Abacus [Reuters via Red Ferret Journal]

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