Artist Leaves 15,000 Coins On Ground In London To See How People React, And The Result Surprised Even Her

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Wednesday, Airbnb host Jamahl McMurran and his guest Lana Mesic, a Croatian artist and photographer, set out to start a social experiment with a huge pile of coins.

It all started when Lana didn’t know what to do with the 15,000 coins that she had left from her previous art installation. Instead of transporting the heavy pile back home, she and Jamahl thought of a better idea… “So my Airbnb guest and I decided to place 15,000 2p coins on the canal and record what would happen…. #coinsbythecanal,” Jamahl wrote on Twitter. The results were hilarious! Keep on scrolling to take a look.

What would you do if you saw a pile of coins like that? Let us know in the comments!

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AirBnB host Jamahl and his guest decided to start a social experiment with a huge pile of coins

They placed 15,000 coins on the street and waited for people to pass by

Live tweeting everything they saw:

This smart kid decided to fill up his whole bag and the struggle was real

Others just played in the coins as if it were a sandbox

This guy put his umbrella on the pile and shot an Instagram-worthy photo

One biker just grabbed some extra change

Then this guy decided to literally make it rain money by pouring some coins over his head

Sadly, the observations came to an abrupt end when these guys showed up…

They just took it all down to every coin…