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Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

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Gold is a powerful thing.

Aurophobia is the fear of gold.

1 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

During the 70s and 80s, LEGO gave employees a 25.65 gram brick of gold for 25 years of service.


2 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Have a few old cell phones laying around? If you have 1 ton of them you will have more gold than 1 ton of gold ore.


3 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

The largest gold bar in the world weighs 551 pounds.


4 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Some prisoners in China are forced to mine gold in World of Warcraft. Throughout the country reports say there are nearly 100,000 virtual gold farmers.


5 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

At one point aluminum used to be more valuable than gold.



6 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Gold spoons are used by ice cream testers to avoid the after taste of regular spoons.


7 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

A large portion of gold in the Earth’s crust was put there by asteroid strikes.


8 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Dubai has some ATM locations that dispense gold bars.


9 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

An Olympic gold medal must contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold.


10 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

24-karat gold leaf, flakes, and dust are edible.


11 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

The ocean contains enough gold to give every person on Earth 9 pounds.


12 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Indian housewives hold almost 11% of the world’s gold. That’s about 16,000 tons of gold and that is more than the US, Switzerland, Germany, and the International Monetary Fund combined.


13 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

The human body contains about 0.2 mg of gold.


14 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

All the gold that has ever been mined can fit into three Olympic sized swimming pools.


15 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

About half of that gold has come from Witwatersrand, South Africa.


16 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Gold traces have been found in the leaves of some eucalyptus trees.


17 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)

Traces of gold have been found on every continent on Earth.


18 Solid And Surprising Facts You Need To Know About Gold (18 pics)


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№1 Author: lvennard (16 Feb 2016 04:29) Total user comments: 7


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#3 math might be wrong here.. but intead of a ton, what if i had 1 pound. one pound of old phones would be one pound of ore, correct?
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№2 Author: loveandhate (16 Feb 2016 07:39) Total user comments: 1571


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also pure gold is malliable
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№3 Author: Tomaz86 (16 Feb 2016 15:42) Total user comments: 10835


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The glitter of gold is nefarious.
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№4 Author: Phynix4 (16 Feb 2016 18:14) Total user comments: 5461


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#18 that is a lot of asteroids...
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