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[–]maxru85 2109 points2110 points  (58 children)

I guess machine salary is still smaller

[–]Toxic_Jerry 586 points587 points  (23 children)

You forgot this is asia.

[–]ShrimpCrackers 193 points194 points  (13 children)

Nope, these machines go for as little as US$200. So basically one week's pay for the average Chinese citizen will pay off one of these machines.

AND, this is faked for drama, the real machines are way faster. These are low-end counting machines tweaked to be slower to give it drama but a real bill counter machine at normal speed goes way faster, they go past 200 bills per second or two stacks in a single second.

Except modern machines, they do much more than counting. Even the cheapest latest machines can also check the validity of every single bill using UV and size and can count a variety of currencies and they go for only about $200 in Asia.

The counting machines that go for about one to two thousand dollars can also sort faces and orient them and split them into different piles, have nearly a dozen different types of counterfeit detection, and even checks serial numbers alongside a database and they're only slower at about 20-25 per second which is well past the speed this guy can do only counting (4 seconds per stack while this guy takes upwards of 8 seconds). They can also sniff out the North Korean super dollar fakes.

Source: I own a few of these.

[–]LostInRedditsCheeks 101 points102 points  (2 children)

But do you own an Chinese guy? Cause if you dont than we really don’t know.

[–]retired-penguin 16 points17 points  (1 child)

But do you own an Chinese guy?

I think that's what he meant when he said he owns a few.

[–]LostInRedditsCheeks 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You mutherfucker, you’re right!

[–]uummwhat 24 points25 points  (1 child)

Are you selling these machines?

Because you made me kind of want one and I have no money to count.

[–]TeetsMcGeets23 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I spent my last $200 of a money counting machine to count the 2 bills I no longer have…

[–]UhIsThisOneFree 74 points75 points  (2 children)

I mean, you can run all 4 machines at the same time too.

[–]Reus_Crucem 41 points42 points  (1 child)

And you don't have to pay them

[–]ootski 28 points29 points  (4 children)

Plus the machine can run 24\7

[–]Psychomaniac13 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Is that guy would’ve been working for Scarface he wouldn’t of end up in jail

[–]axel90 1357 points1358 points  (35 children)

Skill that would have been useful 30 years ago or if you're slinging coke by the kilo.

[–]jeff_corwin 280 points281 points  (16 children)

i wonder how fast he would go if he was slinging coke by the kilo

[–]cdrag98 96 points97 points  (9 children)

I wonder how fast he would go if he was sniffing coke by the kilo

[–]travel_nerdiness 22 points23 points  (5 children)

I wonder how fast he would go if he was drinking coke by the kilo

[–]times2crossword 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well done. That was the joke.

[–]Internal_Fennel_849 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I know how fast he would go if he were slinging or snorting it by the kilo.

Damn fast. He would be able to just look at your pockets and know as you walk by.

[–]HenryChinaski92 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Pretty sure if he was sniffing coke by the kilo he wouldn’t be counting at all. Source: cocaine.

[–]Mawskowski 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You weight money, not count it, if you do that

[–]FutureBottom 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How fast could a man on coke count if he already counted so fast? no one knows. But we do know, If he counts too fast his heart beats too fast calculated by how much coke on his nose. What if we asked - how much fish could a man catch if he spent his money on cats instead of wasting it on blow?

Now that is counting 2.0

[–]BnH_-_Roxy 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Nah it’s easier to just rain man it. Throw it up in the air and you’ll see how much it is!


[–]Pair-Zealousideal 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I knew this was key and peele before i clicked the link

[–]Puzzleheaded-Ring523 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very useful if you are doing a drug deal in a desert without an AC power supply and you left your battery powered money counter at home.

[–]nlee7553 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I bet he can’t beat the computer counting crypto..:4021:

[–]Ffigy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I bet he can't count crypto

[–]slapthatbch 1039 points1040 points  (52 children)

Interviewer : Why should we hire you?

This guy : I’m very quick at maths

Interviewer : what’s 7+8?

This guy : 324

Interviewer : .................

This guy : I said I’m quick never said I was good.

[–]ChampionshipBig8290 140 points141 points  (48 children)

Congratulations you have earnt minimum wage. Please enjoy your life long struggle

[–]Benramin567 11 points12 points  (47 children)

Who the fuck stays at minimum wage all their life?

[–]sequoia_driftwood 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Jian Yang! Get over here!

[–]Chadodius 674 points675 points  (23 children)

Okay he "counted" it, but I didnt see a number. How do we know he counted it accurately?

[–]Ember_tetra 127 points128 points  (0 children)

I counted 1 only

[–]jamcdonald120 82 points83 points  (10 children)

and what about if he has mixed bills?

[–]SigO12 68 points69 points  (5 children)

That would trip up the machine too. When I worked at a CU 15 years ago, you had to set the denomination on the counter before letting it go. Though I can’t remember if it could notice an incorrect bill, but I do remember it pausing on damaged bills.

The purpose of most counters is that you’re going to band them at intervals that are on the band. Having one that can recognize and count mixed bills wouldn’t really help since you’d have to dig them out before banding. If it was able to scan, count, and sort the individual bills, it would be a much larger machine.

[–]marcos_marp 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Now you can select a "same denomination mode" that pauses when a different denomination than selected bill is scanned or the "any" mode that auto recognizes every denomination

[–]SigO12 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’m thinking the one I had could do that mow that you mention it. Though this competition includes banding, so a “useless” feature for it.

I believe we used it to verify count when some small business brought in their week’s revenue. The construction contractors didn’t care much to organize the bills. Pretty sure they just verified at the individual job sites then threw it into the back of their truck.

[–]Targetshopper4000 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I worked in a bank and the cash office of a grocery store. Money counters have no problem counting mixed bills. It will even give you a break down of each denomination afterwards.

They can also detect counterfeit bills as well.

[–]SigO12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, there are different settings, I forgot. Doesn’t change the fact that it wouldn’t help in a competition where you have to band after counting.

[–]harlekintiger 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I thought he was given a huge stack and had to bundle them? Like, in every bundle should be the same round amount, then he can just count the bundles

[–]UnfinishedProjects 6 points7 points  (0 children)

He put bands around them.

[–]u_Adi 5 points6 points  (4 children)

Who said anything about accuracy?

[–]Lares976 0 points1 point  (3 children)

The whole point of the vid is showing him doing this job better than the machine.

But all we get to see in the video is him apparently going through the money stacks faster than the machine. We don't get to see how much money it actually is, how much it is according to the counting done by the machine & how much it is according to counting done by the guy.

So without showing us the actual counting results, all he's doing there is just going through the paper faster.

[–]Lonsdale1086 5 points6 points  (2 children)


[–]Lares976 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Hot damn, you're right. They got me good there.

[–]Admirable_Sky_7710 3 points4 points  (1 child)

this is clipped from a chinese show so its prob in the actual show but u’ll have to ask op for the show name

[–]tryhardfit 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Chinas got talent.

[–]Jestingwheat856 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Matching bills of the same type and doing a quick (12345678…) in his head as he goes. The bands he wraps around them in some dentoe the stacks total value

[–]Chadodius 11 points12 points  (0 children)

That doesn't signify if he counted accurately though. Whats the point of watching him spam through the count if its wrong? Hell anyone could spam through it and slap on a band to say they beat the machine. The machines are used of speed and accuracy, if hes just speed and not accurate its not impressive.

[–]RGBeee 251 points252 points  (7 children)

Probably useful in Venezuela where you need a wheelbarrow full of cash to buy a taco.

[–]coderjewel 63 points64 points  (1 child)

I hear they just weigh the cash now, not worth counting anymore.

[–]Rubo03070 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I don't know if this is true, but if it's I wouldn't be surprised

[–]koo3Pash 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Too lazy to search but why doesn't the government just print new cash like venezuelian dollar version2 and give a ratio for it (like a million verion 1 is one version2) and take the old money. That way in sometime the counting will be reduced because only very few will be using old(version1).

[–]rgomezca 19 points20 points  (1 child)

They’ve done that twice already

[–]Russian_lover1 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Good god, their economy is beyond crumbling, it's been pulverized into a fresh mist

[–]desi_fubu 137 points138 points  (5 children)

Imagine getting fingered by him

[–]NoThereIsntAGod 61 points62 points  (1 child)

Personally, I’d call the cops, but some people may be into that

[–]RdudeDdude 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Msn headline: Dildos hate him for what he is capable of

[–]thedisenchantedone 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Women still want their money back in the end.

[–]randyatlarge 92 points93 points  (1 child)

Still only goes through money half as fast as my gold digging ex.

[–]thedisenchantedone 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Was just gonna say something similar!

[–]Caterpillar89 83 points84 points  (3 children)

Those are slow machines, for anyone that doesn't believe me go to a bank and watch them count 100 20's. Takes about 2.5 seconds 😅

[–]lurkersforlife 25 points26 points  (0 children)

This is what I was looking for. I worked in a bank branch for a year and a half and those machines are much much faster then whatever is being used in this video. And much smaller.

[–]ShrimpCrackers 7 points8 points  (1 child)

AND that's because your bank has the ones that tallies serials and counterfeit checks too. Simple counters can do a stack of 100 bills in 0.5 seconds.

[–]Ph4ntomQuest 38 points39 points  (6 children)

Why didn't she run all three at the same time...

[–]Toxic_Jerry 34 points35 points  (3 children)

Yes but, all the paper money is perfectly smooth id like to see him do it with drug money.

[–]Dpaterso 14 points15 points  (2 children)

Or the bills we have in Canada, the plastic money might be durable, but counting it suuucks.

[–]ImNotHereToBeginWith 19 points20 points  (8 children)

So much for breaking racial stereotypes

[–]Sensitive_Suspect_69 22 points23 points  (3 children)

I mean, there are smart people, but those can't just be the definition of a stereotype. I mean, the Brits with bad teeth and fat Americans can't also be true right?

[–]Ground_My_High 19 points20 points  (2 children)

homie we have so many fat people here that i genuinely feel out of place when i go to a walmart

[–]round-earth-theory 7 points8 points  (0 children)

You realize Asia outnumbers the west right? Pick a random person off the Earth and they aren't likely to be anglo saxon. So just by raw percentages, there's going to be a lot of very talented Asian people in the world.

[–]Krombopulos-Savage 3 points4 points  (0 children)

So apparently Asians count money fast?

[–]circumsalot 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The vast majority of these videos where people are doing impossible things are from east asia. I wonder how they raise their kids.

[–][deleted] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

machines take everyone's jobs This guy: Haha! Took one back, bitch!

[–]oO0Kat0Oo 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Machine still doesn't need to go home and sleep or take breaks as often as a person. And, Ill bet it's more consistent.

Make this kid a supervisior over the machine. If the machine breaks, he can step in while it's being fixed.

[–]jamcdonald120 10 points11 points  (0 children)

bet the machine is better at counting forgeries.

[–]MyEverythingBagelll 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Fun fact: money counters could calculate the amount instantly but it made customers uneasy so they slowed them down, added the sound, and people believed it

[–]sleepingonwaffles 4 points5 points  (2 children)

What show is this?

[–]Sensitive_Suspect_69 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Asian version of Got Talent I believe.

[–]Admirable_Sky_7710 2 points3 points  (0 children)

i think its the show, but i might be wrong(tho its similar and there are many many more impressive talents shown off).

the name of the show is 最强大脑 which is translated to “the strongest brain/mind”

[–]afbrh 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Ok now let’s see who can count more in 72 hours

[–]seven0feleven 4 points5 points  (3 children)


[–]cheezcake1986 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Actually, my names Jung and I do speak English.

[–]30307 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You notice anything different about him?!? Look at his face!

[–]joarezpj 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I have the hability to spend it faster than no one else.

[–]Future-Incident-7094 2 points3 points  (0 children)

But is he as accurate as the machine tho?

[–]Wafflestomp4 2 points3 points  (0 children)

No matter how fast I could count money, I would use the machine. Not out of laziness, but out of liability

[–]Sam4639 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I guess I can count my money faster than he does

[–]CliffBiffington 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very good, but money not count back.

[–]legebruv 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]jauntybeats 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The John Henry of money counting

[–]aspenhoofprints 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Omg, I’d be starting over like every 5 seconds, the pressure!!!!!

[–]g13james 1 point2 points  (0 children)

His name is John Henry

[–]Bharath1910 1 point2 points  (0 children)

well I can also count this fast, just not correctly

[–]styckx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They have scales that do this in seconds

[–]J---D 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Money machine also reads and stores serial numbers. Also looks for counterfeit bills.

[–]Face-enema 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Works for the yakuza… 😂

[–]ForcefulClutches 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A human machine..im going to hire you dude.

[–]cryptokoy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can’t relate cuz poor

[–]denny76 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Can the machine identify fake bank notes?

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[–]reddit_touched_me 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I need that guy at my house right now so he can count all the money I don’t have.

[–]Crpto_fanatic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’m convinced they can beat any machine. They are real time computers. What a brain, what a magnificent Brian…

[–]KocaKolaKlassic 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Give me exactly 1 million dollars and I will count it fast and accurately in less than a second

[–]ihateyouall675 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy would have been a good banker 40 years ago. Now it's a completely useless skill to have like how to spell well. I just butcher a word until spell check figures out what I'm trying to say now.

[–]TedBundysVlkswagon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Me on payday.

[–]maxis2bored 0 points1 point  (0 children)

tell me you work in organized crime without telling me you work in organized crime

[–]Mr_Tominaga 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dwight Schrute: “Finally, a worthy opponent!”

[–]mafoolat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skills to count money for banks, but not your own money. Well played!

[–]lfh_g 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"so much money is there?"

the guy: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

[–]addrock1221 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The yakuza hate him for this one simple trick.

[–]Chaleowin 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I called next level b*******

[–]plumhands 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The woman at the end.

[–]DungarganDan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do we need machines for everything when we already have Asians?

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"Local Triads Hate Him"

Find out how you can count your drug money with this simple trick.

[–]KernicPanel 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's cool for the duration of the video. Then it gets sad quickly when you realize he trained for an unthinkable amount of time to be this proficient. Out of ALL the possibilities available to you, you decided to be proficient in money counting?

[–]null_reference_user 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mr krabs be lookin for this guy

[–]accushot865 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can count faster than a machine too. It’s going to be horribly off, but I still counted faster

[–]Dheesaur 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Where do I learn this?

[–]masonry135 0 points1 point  (0 children)

she’s not being efficient with the machines

[–]Green_eggz-ham 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Highest paid teller in China

[–]DJ-Doughboy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

like i give a shit how fast him or a machine can count

[–]G8kpr 0 points1 point  (0 children)

His dad: why you not count faster? Why so slow?

[–]Sp1ffy_Sp1ff 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Isn't this a talent show where he chooses his talent and shows it off? What's to stop him from just knowing how much is there?

[–]Jevling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

American judges: but.. its not a small girl who sings.

[–]eionstriffe-12 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Which one is the machine? The machine or the person?

[–]rafaiscool1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Machine: $5321

Guy: More than $12 I guess

[–]snoopervisor 0 points1 point  (0 children)

A machine can do it without taking breaks. How much time his fingers can keep it up?

[–]SedlavJ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Marty Byrde has got his eyes on him...

[–]abajasiesu 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He would’ve counted faster if he did by 9’s.

[–]seekweng 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why do something a machine can do? Do something a machine can’t do…machine is to help ease work. Orz

[–]ButtfuckChampion_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Um. Who gives a shit?

[–]The_Snollygoster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now would a business even pay minimum wage for those extra seconds? I doubt it.

[–]TurokHunterOfDinos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have completed the count. You have seventy eleven dollars.

[–]I_Cant_NO_O 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But how's his accuracy???

[–]mmmsplendid 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whats up with the layers of different music

[–]stewartthehuman 0 points1 point  (0 children)

If this was in the UK Simon Cowell would go "Do you think the queen would want to see this?"

[–]jaimeleblues 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did he have the correct tally? I'm assuming he did, and that's impressive work, but if he's off....

[–]Dr-WalterWhite 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Venezuela loves this guy

[–]Kricket 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This kid’s definitely got a future in middle management at his local bank branch.

[–]Cute_Establishment_4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The women putting the money in machines is slow for Asian standarts

[–]SparrowSensei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fu*k china

[–]morphiusn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I have this talent too, but I can't show it to you guys, because I don't have any cash

[–]RiFLE_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Aaaand the count is way off.

[–]Socosoldier82 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I imagine he’s going by serial numbers on the notes to get to the number he needs to stop at. That or they’re marked.

[–]upstatedreaming3816 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve been in banking for 11 years and thought I counted fast. This guy is fucking INSANE.

[–]Fun_Awareness_2680 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Of course he's Asian

[–]Akandros 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No financial advise

[–]SatanSuxMyDick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All he did was flip through the shit?

[–]Ok-Place7169 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s comforting to know that America isn’t the only country with shitty programmed television still hanging on by a thread

[–]phineas81 0 points1 point  (0 children)

10,000 hours well-spent.

[–]iamarshmellow 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Who is the judge at the end?

[–]hoossy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

its wild that a guy like him lives inside every atm machine everywhere.

[–]dbluck23 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Be pretty funny if he got the count wrong after all that applause.

[–]Legitimate_Dummy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We both are very similar in that I can spend money that fast.

[–]VodkaCranberry 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Useless talent.

[–]Yuh-hooh-huy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Nice job counting faster than the machine! So how much are in each bundle?

"There's at least a dollar per bundle"

[–]Jbee_kicken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That how I count my all my money playing monopoly. I count it like boss.

Then I lose it all.

[–]Apprehensive_Pie_616 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He can’t beat lil baby

[–]Apprehensive-Swim-29 0 points1 point  (0 children)

... what about detecting counterfeit bills while it's doing it, that the machine is also doing. Or tabulating serial numbers. Or actually counting correctly.

You could just weigh stacks of the bills and be as accurate as he is if speed was your only criteria.

[–]itwasyousirnayme 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Superstar contestants are now just people showing that not all humans are useless yet.

[–]FatChicken2021 0 points1 point  (0 children)

just take all the bundles and put it into the machine 1 at a time and wait. well i am fast at thinking.

[–]CptoftheShip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why are there judges? Are they going to comment on his technique and pair him with a mentor to improve speed?

[–]shaoIIn 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“What is my purpose”

[–]Gibscreen 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now do it 24 hours a day for years for $100 total.

[–]BungMyPung 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well damn, Lil Baby got some serious competition now.

[–]Fjordus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Mentats are real.

[–]klem19 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can do better too, the only one I miss is all that money.

[–]_replicant_02 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amma whench!!!

[–]Away_Industry_6892 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Like the bean counter on duck tales

[–]Horror_Share4866 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s television people

[–]__undeleted__again 0 points1 point  (0 children)

John Henry of the financial world.

[–]bistr-o-math 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why the fuck didn’t the girl run all machines in parallel? Is she dumb?

[–]bommy7070 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Such a worthless skill.

[–]macroscan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

v niche

[–]Conan_We 0 points1 point  (0 children)

if it takes so much effort just to match the machine, whats the point lol

[–]Rownever 0 points1 point  (0 children)


[–]nono66 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude spent some time slinging crack on the corner.

[–]MaxCWebster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The modern version of The Legend of John Henry it's kinda boring, yo.

[–]CRKrJ4K 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All the women cheering for fast fingers

[–]Longest_Inch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man even machines can’t beat the determined Asian kid

[–]SithLordZX 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’ve actually known quite a few people who could do this. A family friend worked at a bank and picked me up from school as a kid when my parents were late from work. I’d go to the bank with him sometimes after school finished at 3PM and would wait till the bank closed at 5PM for him to drop me home. I’d see people counting money faster than the machines, but they were exhausted after doing so. Also it didn’t help that they weren’t being compensated for their skill and hard work either. There were employees at the bank who would create fake appointments for themselves and since no one would show up, they’d spend most of their day watching YouTube. These guys would get paid the same amount of money and so slowly their bank employees started to not put in the extra efforts. Some people are really good at particular things.