Interesting Facts About Gold That May Surprise You (18 pics)

Posted in INTERESTING       15 Feb 2016       8051       1

Aurophobia is the fear of gold.

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

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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.

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The largest gold bar in the world weighs 551 pounds.

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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.

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

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

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

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Dubai has some ATM locations that dispense gold bars.

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

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

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

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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.

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The human body contains about 0.2 mg of gold.

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

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

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

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

18 Interesting Facts About Gold That May Surprise You


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klunkr 5 year s ago
#9 - lol Dubai is like a mockumentary movie of rich people.
       
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