Fun Facts About Gold You Never Knew That Will Blow Your Mind
Gold is one of the most valuable element on earth, often prized for its rareness and association to primordial paganism. Yeah, seen as valuable item of trade both in early recorded historical commerce and stuff in folklore and mythology, but did you know that gold first existed on Earth before humans? Yeah! Most of the gold that was traded and sold till present time is from a meteor that hit earth 200 million years ago! And if you think that there would not be enough gold on earth then you are mistaken! Did you know that there are 10 billion tons of gold on the world’s ocean! Too bad we haven’t invented a way to efficiently get it. Too bad that’s 25 tons of gold for every cubic mile of seawater! Imagine what we can do with that much gold! Amazed? Here are more tidbits that you never thought are true courtesy of Bitgold’s fun Twitter account.
Gold and Mythology
Regardless of what country you’re in, there will always be a story linked to gold. Well, did you ever why is called gold? It actually comes from the Welsh word “Geolu” which means yellow. Head on over to the Central America and it becomes godlier. In the ancient Aztec language, gold is “teocuitlatl” which in modern times literally means “poop of the gods”. Trust us; you’ll never look at gold the same way after this. While the reddit replica hermes belt
Aztec believed in this, the Incans of South America believed that gold represented the glory of the sun god and referred to the precious metal as “tears of the Sun”. Well, will take tears over poop.
Did you know gold is now mixed into everyday items as limited edition releases? No, we are not talking about the gold in the computer hardware! Though gold is perfect because of its excellent thermal and electrical conductivity and resistance to oxidation (meaning it doesn’t rust quickly). Have you heard of a gold vacuum cleaner? Yes, such an item exists! Priced at $1 million, currently it’s on sale for $900,000 which doesn’t make any difference because it’s still damn expensive for a vacuum cleaner! Follow that up with a 18 karat gold plated guitars by Jhoseph King currently retailing for $1 million. If you can’t afford that as a Christmas gift try this 4 karat white gold, $17,000 pacifier with 279 diamonds totally crazy right.