For example, for shopping.

The anime doesn't show that Prof. or Nano works. Does Prof. and/or Nano have a stable income?

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    maybe prof gets research funding May 30, 2014 at 17:12
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    Hakase is more of a mystery than Ika Musume! Maybe she turned herself into a kid and live off royalties from her previous inventions.
    – кяαzєя
    May 30, 2014 at 19:07
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    perhaps she has a rich family? There's no sign for her parent anyway
    – Darjeeling
    Jun 5, 2014 at 9:20
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    I find the implication that a character in an anime like Nichijou need follow common sense real-world rules rather amusing.
    – Jan
    May 14, 2015 at 14:28
  • @Jan FYI, the anime is tagged as a 'Slice Of Life', so the common sense of reality is expected.
    – NARKOZ
    Jun 17, 2015 at 18:56

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The money seems to be handled by Nano, so I doubt Hakase sells her inventions herself. (otherwise she would just buy loads of chocolate sharks)

It is presumably from a relative, or the money comes from a patent on an invention (with the money going to Nano).

No relatives are ever mentioned, so it's probably some form of research funding. (I personally think one of Hakase's inventions actually backfired at some point, turning her into a child, that would explain why she gets it and that Nano handles it.)

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