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19 Things You Did Not Know About Gold

Cause everybody loves gold.

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1. The world oceans contain an estimated total of 10 billion tons of gold

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That's 25 tons of gold for every cubic mile of seawater.

However, there’s no known way to economically recover it.

2. The largest gold nugget in the world weighs 59.9 lbs

It's called "The Hand of Faith", and it was found by Kevin Hillier using a metal detector in Australia in 1980.
Via goldennugget.com

It's called "The Hand of Faith", and it was found by Kevin Hillier using a metal detector in Australia in 1980.

3. Elvis Presley owned a gold plated Cadillac

Gold. Plated. Cadillac.
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Gold. Plated. Cadillac.

4. All the gold in the world could be compressed into an 18-yard cube, which is about 1/10 the mass of the Washington Monument

5. Two thirds of the world's gold comes from South Africa

6. During the 14th century, drinking molten gold was considered a treatment for the bubonic plague

7. Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands

8. Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed

9. Pure gold is edible

Although gold is a dense, heavy metal, it is generally considered non-toxic.Nom, Gold.
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Although gold is a dense, heavy metal, it is generally considered non-toxic.

Nom, Gold.

10. Following the collapse of the gold standard, the yellow metal became a blingin' accessory.

11. HTC has made a limited edition of 24 karat gold plated HTC One smartphone

It was in 2013, and the gold plated handset was valued at over $2,500
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It was in 2013, and the gold plated handset was valued at over $2,500

12. 80% of the world’s gold is still in the ground

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13. Kelis and Nas got matching grills valued at $36,000 each to celebrate their engagement

14. The San Francisco 49ers are named after the 1849 Gold Rush miners

15. The word "Gold" comes from the Old English word "Geolu," meaning yellow

16. First pure gold coins were created by King Croesus of Lydia in 540 B.C.

17. The price of gold is often linked to major economic and political events

by Noah Kroese / Via investing.com

18. Gold makes the best bling

19. Seriously, BEST BLING

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