1. The world's largest gold bar weighs 250 kg (551 lb).
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  2. Gold has been discovered on every continent on earth.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  3. Gold is edible.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  4. Our bodies contain about 0.2 milligrams of gold, most of it in our blood.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  5. Earthquakes turn water into gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  6. Small traces of gold have been found in the leaves of Eucalyptus trees.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  7. More gold is recoverable from a ton of personal computers than from 17 tons of gold ore.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  8. Olympic Gold Medals only contain 1.34% of gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  9. 3 Olympic swimming pools can hold all the gold ever mined in the world.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  10. Six ten-billionths of the Sun is gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  11. Over 6 milligrams of gold are lost every year from a Wedding Ring just by wearing it.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  12. The world's oceans contain nearly 20 million tons of gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  13. The world pours more steel in an hour than
    it has poured gold since the beginning of recorded history.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  14. Nearly all of the gold on Earth came from meteorites that bombarded the planet over 200 million years after it formed.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  15. Carat weight can be 10, 12, 14, 18, 22, or 24. The higher the number, the greater the purity.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  16. 24k Gold melts at 1063°C or 1945°F.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  17. Nearly half the gold ever mined has come
    from one place: Witwatersrand, South Africa.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  18. There is enough gold in Earth's core to coat its entire surface to a depth of 1.5 feet.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  19. In 2014, Dubai launched a program that pays children 2 grams of gold for every kilogram (2.2 pounds) of weight they lose.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  20. Aurophobia is the fear of gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  21. Indian housewives hold 11% of the World's Gold. That is more than the reserves of the U.S., IMF, Switzerland and Germany put together.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  22. Mr. T's gold collection is worth over US$120,000.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  23. The most valuable legal tender coin in the world is a US$1 million coin from Australia. Since it weighs 1,000 kg and is 99.99% pure gold, it is worth almost US$45 million.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  24. McLaren F1's engines are built with gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  25. Injecting gold into the body can help fight cancer.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  26. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube with sides of 20.7m (68ft).
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  27. Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  28. There are 52,000 tonnes of minable gold still in the ground worth US$2 trillion.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  29. Apple recovered 2,204 pounds of gold from broken iPhones in 2015. That's worth about US$40 million.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  30. A ton of iPhones yield 300 times more gold than a ton of gold ore.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  31. About one-fifth of all the gold held by the world's governments, worth about US$248 billion, is stored beneath the streets of London.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  32. NASA estimates that the near-Earth asteroid, Eros, contains 20 billion tons of gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  33. A single ounce of gold can be beaten into a sheet covering nearly 100 square feet, or drawn out into 50 miles of gold wire.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  34. The world's most expensive iPhone 5 was worth US$15 million. It was made of 135 grams of 24-carat gold and the chassis was inlaid with 600 white diamonds.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  35. The famous barbarian leader Attila accepted hefty subsidies in gold in exchange for not attacking Roman territory — then did it anyway.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  36. After Switzerland, the world's largest per capita gold reserves are held by Lebanon.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  37. Your hair contains traces of gold.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
  38. About half of the world's gold supply is devoted to jewelry or industrial use.
    ♦ SOURCE
    ♺ SHARE
Asia
America
Africa
Europe
Oceania
Antarctica
U.S.A.
United Nations
Cities
Places
Historic Events
People & Civilizations
Social Issues
Life & Love
Tech & Invention
Humor & Offbeat
Religion
Books & Language
Movies & TV
Art & Music
Food & Drink
Business & Economy
Sports & Games
Science
Animals & other lifeforms
Body & Health
Space
Global Issues
Phenomena
Plants & Minerals
World
History
Society
Nature
X
share
 
  
FACTSLIDES BOOK
Introducing our first book:

1001 Facts to Make your Brain Explode!

Even if you visit Factslides.com every day to get your dosis of new facts —just like over 1 million visitors do every month—, in this book you'll find facts you've never seen before!
Check it out on Amazon »