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You’ve gotta hand it to the Brits.  While the US is still dickering over what portrait of Harriet Tubman should grace a redesigned $20 bill (we hear it is a priority of the Biden administration), the Brits have selected a visage of Alan Turing for their shiny new £50 note (that’s 50 pounds for you Continental types).  The famed mathematician is known as the father of modern computers and helped the Allies beat the Nazis by cracking their code.  Since being gay was a crime, Turing was later arrested and charged with gross indecency.  He made a deal to avoid prison by agreeing to be chemically castrated with female hormones – which made him grow breasts and go somewhat mad.  He took his own life in 1954 at the age of 41.  The new £50 note with his image will be released on June 23, 2021.

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