In case you were worried the US health care system burns up money, take heart. It’s worse in Israel.
According to Ynet News:
June 1, 2005
An Israeli man was so fired up after a fight with his wife that he burned their joint savings of more than NIS 3 million (about USD 685,000) in cash, police said Wednesday.
A furious woman told police that her husband lost his temper after arguing with her about money and then went to the family safe, took out NIS 3 million in cash, and burned it in their backyard. An initial investigation at the scene revealed thousands of charred bills.