20 Strange And Interesting Facts About Gold

A Tiny Bit

We all know gold is rare, but let’s put that in perspective. The whole world pours more steel in a single hour than it has poured gold in recorded human history.

Familiar Face

Plant and animal species differ from country to country, but the same is not true of gold. The shiny metal has been discovered on all seven of the Earth’s continents.

Foreign Bodies

Gold is not actually native to the Earth. All of the gold found on out planet came from meteorites that landed on Earth approximately 200 million years ago.

Body of Value

The human body has all sorts of curious trace elements in it, and that includes gold too. The average person has about 0.2 milligrams of gold in their body at any given time, found mostly in the blood.