Here are some other interesting gold facts:
• Gold doesn’t rust.
• Gold is edible.
• In 2005, Rick Munarriz queried whether Google or gold was a better investment when both seemed to have equal value on the stock market. By the end of 2008, Google closed at $307.65 a share, while gold closed the year at $866 an ounce.
• During the fourteenth century, drinking molten gold and crushed emeralds was used as a treatment for the bubonic plague.
• The San Francisco 49ers are named after the 1849 Gold Rush miners.
• It is also estimated that 80% of the world’s gold is still in the ground!