Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Gold is so rare that the world pours more steel in an hour than it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history

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!

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