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A few Surprising Facts You Never Knew About Gold  [The word "gold" comes from the Old English word "geolu", meaning yellow.] 

Evidence suggests that around 5,000 B.C., gold and copper became first metals to be discovered by man.

Two thirds of the world`s gold comes from South Africa.

♦ Scientists believe that gold can be found on Mars, Mercury and Venus. 

The visors of astronaut`s helmets are coated in a very thin, transparent layer of gold (.000002 inches) that reduces glare and heat from sunlight.

Elvis Presley owned three cars manufactured by Stutz Motor Company, in which every part that is normally chrome was converted to gold.

Alchemists believe they can change ordinary materials, such as lead, into gold. 

The chemical symbol for gold is Au,which is derived from the word "aurum",  which means "shining dawn".

Some sufferers of rheumatoid arthritis receive injections of liquid gold to relieve pain.

Absolutely pure gold is so soft that it can be molded with the hands.

India is the world`s larges consumer of gold today.

It is believed that around 80% of earth`s gold is still buried underground. 

Olympic gold medals were pure gold until 1912.

♦ The Aztec word for gold, "teocuitatl", was translated by Europeans as meaning "excrement of the gods".