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What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of [Pic]

Hits: 12146 | Rating: (2.5) | Category: Sports | Added by: fancylad
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TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Monday, August 27, 2012 8:53:12 AM
" Common sense dictates it's not really going to be solid gold. "

It used to be.

patchgrabber
Male, 30-39, Canada
 5689 Posts
Monday, August 27, 2012 8:41:14 AM
Copper has to be worth more than that...

HI-haole
Male, 18-29, Western US
 546 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:34:43 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...

An-egg
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 837 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 11:54:51 AM
I can just see some of those gymnasts collapsing under a 24 carat gold medal

spanerbulb
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1247 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 11:02:16 AM
Common sense dictates it's not really going to be solid gold.

SoCal
Male, 18-29, Western US
 651 Posts
Sunday, August 26, 2012 4:51:24 AM
what kind of hint was that anyways? "the gold medal is that gold." I don't even understand what that means.

Draculya
Male, 40-49, Asia
 11811 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:52:49 PM
I thought the medallists were going to get taxed on the medals?

carmium
Female, 50-59, Canada
 6374 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 8:33:51 PM
"...glisters..."??

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:25:46 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.

BlankTom
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 6560 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 7:11:25 PM
" The gold medal is that gold."
ohhh, i thought it was the other one

Tobunshi
Male, 18-29, Europe
 681 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:57:56 PM
@BostonKaiser

Hey, don't blame the cannabis.

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11255 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 5:11:32 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?

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3414 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 2:38:52 PM
I thought they were made of chocolate wrapped in gold, silver, or bronze foil.

Buiadh
Male, 30-39, Europe
 6653 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 2:00:29 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!

BostonKaiser
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1162 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:26:49 PM
Fancy: Put down the bong when you're writing captions.

Swash
Male, 30-39, Australia
 225 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:16:28 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.

MikeyNiv
Male, 18-29, Europe
 701 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 1:14:43 PM
I remember reading this very article in the paper a few weeks back, the surprising bit is that bronze is worth £3

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16868 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 12:47:11 PM
Silver is more durable, and cheaper, not a surprise to see this info.

Cajun247
Male, 18-29, Southern US
 10224 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:36:32 AM
<gasp>

NO!

LordJim
Male, 50-59, Europe
 4291 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:00:45 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.

Dead-Kittens
Male, 30-39, Canada
 982 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:30:09 AM
give me silver over gold anyday.

Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:21:43 AM
so silver is the best medal

ShadowVamp
Female, 18-29, Western US
 360 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:07:26 AM
All that glisters? At least the silver and bronze medals are "real."

intrigid
Male, 18-29, Canada
 916 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 10:06:13 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?

fancylad
Male, 30-39, Western US
 2515 Posts
Saturday, August 25, 2012 9:30:46 AM
Link: What Were Those Olympic Medals Made Of [Pic] [Rate Link] - Hint: The gold medal is that gold.


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