29 Amazing Facts About Gold.

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We admire and desire gold, there is certainly no doubt about that. However, we don’t know much about it. In addition, what we do know is very little. Read the mentioned facts below and be honest with yourself when asking how many of these you already knew.

  • 1. All seven continents have gold buried beneath their crusts.
  • 2. The production of gold is minimal. every single atom of gold in the universe was formed during the cataclysmic explosion of a large, dying star.
  • 3. The melting point of gold is 1064.43 centigrade.
  • 4. Gold never rusts, as it is inert.
  • 5. It is believed that most of the earth’s gold (almost 80%) is still buried underground.
  • 6. As per a medical study in France carried out during the twentieth century, gold is an effective treatment for rheumatoid arthritis.
  • 7. Gold is edible, and is put into fruit, jelly snacks, coffee, and tea in some Asian countries. Even Europeans are known to put gold leaf in bottles of liquor.
  • 8. John Deason and Richard Oates of Australia found the largest nugget of gold in 1869. The nugget weighed 2248 ounces of pure gold and was 10 by 25 inches. The most amusing thing is that it was found only two inches below the ground’s surface.
  • 9. Due to gold being inert, it does not cause skin irritations. You should remember this, and if your gold jewelry causes skin irritations, then it is probably not pure gold.
  • 10. One cubic foot of gold weighs half a ton.
  • 11. The largest gold bar weighs 200 Kg.
  • 12. Olympic gold medals are not pure gold. They used to be, until 1912.
  • 13. As per a Greek myth, gold was a dense combination of water and sunlight.
  • 14. King Ferdinand of Spain coined an immortal saying in 1511,Get gold humanely, if possible, but at all hazards get gold.
  • 15. Gold and copper were the first metals to be discovered by men in 5000BC.
  • 16. What is harder to find: a one-ounce gold nugget or a five-carat diamond? A one-ounce gold nugget is harder to find.
  • 17. In every cubic mile of seawater, there are 25 tons of gold. There are 10 billion tons of gold in the oceans.
  • 18. Only 88000 tons of gold have been mined from the earth since records were kept.
  • 19. It is harder to win a major state lottery than it is to find gold.
  • 20. A carat was actually a unit of weight based on the carob bean, and used by Middle East’s ancient merchants.
  • 21. The carat is still used as a measure of weight for gemstones.
  • 22. The Egyptian civilizations were the first to use gold for jewelry.
  • 23. Most cell phones, computers, calculators, television, and other electronic items contain gold.
  • 24. Gold is the only precious metal that is yellow or golden in color.
  • 25. 90% of the gold has been discovered in the earth’s surface in deserts, mountains, tropical climates, and Arctic regions.
  • 26 Olympic gold medals were made entirely of gold until 1912
  • 27 The McLaren F1 uses gold foil as a heat shield in the exhaust compartment.
  • 28 In the “The A-Team” Mr T wears his own property real gold chain around his neck. Total weighed between 35 and 40 pounds of gold.
  • 29 when buying gold at the jewelry store, it’s not even close to being pure gold. Most gold sold in North America is an alloy that is usually around 10 carats. Different countries have different standards for their jewelry’s gold content. Indians like there gold jewelry to be 22 carats.

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