Bristol Pound used to purchase sense of smugness

Research on Bristol's local currency the Bristol Pound has revealed that most users spend it on things that serve no practical use, apart from making them feel extremely pleased with themselves.

Popular purchases included hand-whittled clothes pegs, organic "treats" made of quinoa, and First Bus tickets.

One user of the currency said "It's great how I can satisfy my deep-rooted need to consume more stuff, while feeling like I'm actually sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere. I haven't felt this smug since I installed my wood burner."