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Gold Shirt

Datta Phuge of Pimpri-Chinchwad, India, spent £14,000 ($22,754) on a custom-made gold shirt to impress women. The shirt is woven through with 24-karat gold thread and comes with matching cuffs, belt, and rings made of leftover gold. The six buttons are Swarovski crystals. Phuge made his fortune as a money-lender. ‘I know I am not the [...]

10 Cool Trivia Facts About The Hobbit

We already presented you with some fun trivia about the book-version of The Hobbit, but if you’re interested in learning more about the behind the scenes actions involved with making the film version, io9 has you covered with all kinds of neat facts. For example: Smaug Stole All Of New Zealand’s Gold (Paint) The greedy dragon’s [...]

And You Thought Locking Lockets Are Sweet

Admittedly, at $3,500 these rings are pretty expensive, but when you consider that they are handmade with gold and topaz, engraved and feature a working lock so you can hide your tiny treasures on your hand, really, it’s honestly worth the price. Link

Why Did the U.S. Abandon the Gold Standard?

Some have called for a return to the gold standard. How would it affect the economy? What is the gold standard? It’s a monetary system that directly links a currency’s value to that of gold. A country on the gold standard cannot increase the amount of money in circulation without also increasing its gold reserves. Because the [...]

Bacteria turns toxic chemicals in to gold

Scientists have developed tiny bugs that can turn useless hazardous chemicals in to 24-karat gold. Throughout history the ability to turn valueless ma…

Hand of the King Pin

Hand of the King Pin – $12.95 Attention Game of Thrones fans! Behold the Hand of the King Pin from the NeatoShop. This beautiful prop replica is made of metal and colored to look like aged gold. Are you ready for the authority and responsibility of the pin?  Be sure to check the NeatoShop for more New [...]

Teen Built Mobile Shower Business for Grimy Oil Workers

Photo: James MacPherson During the California Gold Rush in the mid 1800s, businesses like boardinghouses, saloons, clothing companies and laundry sprang up to serve the gold-seekers. Today, there’s another gold rush of sorts. This time it’s in North Dakota [...]

Mo Farah Running Away from Things

Mo Farah won gold for Great Britain in the Olympic 5,000 and 10,000 meter races, which solidified his status as a national hero. A classic image showing the moment he realized he’d won the second gold medal lent itself to an photo mashup meme, many of which are enshrined in the Tumblr blog Mo Farah [...]

8 Underdog Nations and Their Memorable Olympic Performances

This week, the tiny Caribbean nation of Grenada won its first Olympic medal when 19-year-old Kirani James took the gold in the 400-meter dash. With a population of 104,000, Grenada is the 17th-smallest country in the world, and now the smallest nation to win a gold medal. Here’s a look back at eight other great Olympic [...]

6 Olympians Who Don’t Keep Their Medals in a Sock Drawer

For being such rare, magical creatures, gold medals seem to get second-rate treatment once they land in the hands of Olympians. You’d be surprised how many athletes either misplace them or shove them in a sock drawer. Here are a few athletes who got a little more creative with theirs. 1. Carl Lewis: His Father’s [...]