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Wishing wells contain money mountain

By Jennifer Hill Wed Nov 29, 9:49 AM ET

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters Life!) - Ever wondered how much money the world's wishing wells contain?

One in five UK adults regularly throws a copper or two into wishing wells and fountains, a study shows, spending an average of 31 pence at tourist sites such as Rome's Trevi Fountain.

That means those making a wish with their spare change literally throw away just under 3 million pounds every year, according to the "Fountain Money Mountain" report.

Financial services marketing agency Teamspirit, which commissioned the study, called for the funds to go to good causes.

"Some wishing wells and fountains are already used by charities as a means of securing funds," said managing director Joanne Parker.
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