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Date: 08/25/12 10:00 AM

25 Responses to What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of [Pic]

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 9:30 am
    Link: What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of - Hint: The gold medal is that gold.
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    intrigid Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:06 am
    "The gold medal is that gold"

    Why do I keep coming back to a website run by a guy wasted on drugs 24/7?
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    ShadowVamp Female 18-29
    362 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 10:07 am
    All that glisters? At least the silver and bronze medals are "real."
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:21 am
    so silver is the best medal
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 10:30 am
    give me silver over gold anyday.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    August 25, 2012 at 11:00 am
    How much would it actually cost to do the real deal? Maybe slightly smaller, but considering how much the Olympics cost to put on it seems cheap not to put a reasonable amount of gold in there.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10742 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 11:36 am
    <gasp>

    NO!
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 12:47 pm
    Silver is more durable, and cheaper, not a surprise to see this info.
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    MikeyNiv Male 18-29
    697 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 1:14 pm
    I remember reading this very article in the paper a few weeks back, the surprising bit is that bronze is worth £3
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    Swash Male 30-39
    224 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 1:16 pm
    When you consider that just the 1.34% gold looks to have cost an extra 200 pounds you`d be looking at over 10k for a solid gold medal and it`d be as durable as playdough.
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    BostonKaiser Male 40-49
    1185 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 1:26 pm
    Fancy: Put down the bong when you`re writing captions.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 2:00 pm
    Copper+tin=Bronze though..?

    And the copper is in the silver for durability so it doesn`t snap like a twig.

    And a gold medal made entirely of gold? Come off it!
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    turdburglar Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 2:38 pm
    I thought they were made of chocolate wrapped in gold, silver, or bronze foil.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    Copper+tin=Bronze though..?

    Usually. "bronze" isn`t a precisely defined term. It`s almost any alloy that`s mostly copper. Copper and Arsenic may well have been the first bronze. Tin was the classic addition because it was the best available in the bronze age. The tin content would have been much higher in classical bronze. I`m guessing that the zinc (not available in the bronze age) makes the difference.

    This is a total non-issue. Who`s going to win a gold medal in the Olympics and be upset that if they melted it down they`d only get about £450 for the metals?
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    Tobunshi Male 18-29
    678 posts
    August 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    @BostonKaiser

    Hey, don`t blame the cannabis.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:11 pm
    " The gold medal is that gold."
    ohhh, i thought it was the other one
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    August 25, 2012 at 7:25 pm
    "How much would it actually cost to do the real deal?"

    I pure gold medal would cost around $21K. In total there were 302 gold medals awarded. If each person on a team sport got a gold, the number would be even greater. In toal that would come out to over 6 Million for the medals alone.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    August 25, 2012 at 8:33 pm
    "...glisters..."??
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    August 25, 2012 at 8:52 pm
    I thought the medallists were going to get taxed on the medals?
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    SoCal Male 18-29
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    August 26, 2012 at 4:51 am
    what kind of hint was that anyways? "the gold medal is that gold." I don`t even understand what that means.
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    spanerbulb Male 30-39
    1244 posts
    August 26, 2012 at 11:02 am
    Common sense dictates it`s not really going to be solid gold.
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    An-egg Male 30-39
    885 posts
    August 26, 2012 at 11:54 am
    I can just see some of those gymnasts collapsing under a 24 carat gold medal
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    HI-haole Male 18-29
    606 posts
    August 26, 2012 at 4:34 pm
    The point of the medals is 1st, 2nd and 3rd place... Nothing more...

    They`re not winning to collect gold bullion fools...

    And Fancy must just stay drunk 24/7 and just not give a fudge about his content...

    Or he just doesn`t give a fuc period...
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    patchgrabber Male 30-39
    5812 posts
    August 27, 2012 at 8:41 am
    Copper has to be worth more than that...
  25. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    August 27, 2012 at 8:53 am
    " Common sense dictates it`s not really going to be solid gold. "

    It used to be.

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