Toddler tears up his family's life savings

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A four-year-old tot who likes to tear up old books nearly cost his family a small fortune when he tore up his parents' life savings.

The young boy's mum, Liu Fan, often bought cheap old books to amuse her son's ripping habit, but was recently left shocked to discover that he had torn the £3,000 she had been saving.

Chinese Renminbi currency, China - 03 Nov 2011
100 Yuan notes fanned out
3 Nov 2011

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The 28-year-old from the city of X'ian, western China, had been saving up for a deposit on a new home and storing the cash in a box in their house. Her son came across the box that was under a bed and started to tear the cash into shreds.

At first, Liu didn't think anything of the normal tearing sounds that she could hear, until, according to The Sun, someone pointed out that it wasn't the usual things that her son ripped up. Eek!

Luckily for the family a kind bank exchanged the torn notes for new money and Liu has now put a stop to her son's habit.

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