28 Jul Truly Strange Uses Of Gold!
Gold is one of the most loved precious metals today, equally loved by both men and women around the world. Women have been seen to sport all kinds of jewellery such as earrings, chains, necklaces, pendants, bangles, bracelets, rings, nosepins, toerings, anklets, and more. Men also complete their attire by wearing gold rings, bracelets, watches, chains, pendants, and possibly even earrings! Other than jewellery, people are also seen investing in other items like gold bars and gold coins. But, if you think this is it, you’ll be surprised to know that this is not all that gold has to offer. In today’s age, gold has found some truly strange applications to be used in; some of which we’ll be letting you know in this blog.
This is one of the applications of gold that many of us might already know about, yet it is absolutely strange. People have long being getting gold fillings or caps for their teeth. But now, even stents, pace makers, and other such medical implants are being made from gold. Why? Because gold is resistant to bacteria and deterioration.
Gold electronic elements
Did you know that gold is used in the production of motherboards of computers and laptops!? Also, because gold is the best conductor of electricity, it is also used in many parts and devices of electronics like smartphones and televisions.
Gold is used to treat patients with arthritis. Gold salts can reduce swelling and bone damage, and also relieve joint pain and stiffness. Gold injections are thus given to such patients to experience relief. However, the process is quite slow, and needs somewhere around 20-25 weeks of gold injections.
Gold in food
Gold is now being incorporated into drinks like alcohol and coffee. The Goldschlager booze has miniscule fragments of gold foil that can be consumed. There’s also gold cappuccino that is topped with Italian gold flakes, paired with chocolate marshmallow showered with finely-milled gold flakes, doughnuts topped with golden shavings, or an edible gold cupcake.
Gold in aeronautics
One amazing practical use of gold is that it is used to help keep airplane windows clear. A very thin plating of gold over the glass is electrically charged, which de-ices the window at high altitudes. Also, the visors of astronaut helmets contain gold because the yellow metal offers effective protection against space radiation.
Some really bizarre applications where gold has been used!
So, we saw some strange, yet useful applications of gold. But, how about some applications where gold has been used, but seems like only a waste? We’ll let you know some such gold applications here.
Gold pills – Yes, you read that right – gold pills! Back in 2005, designer Ken Courtney and artist Tobias Wong created 24 carat swallowable gold pills! But, why!? So that you could swallow them and then defecate gold. It’s certainly the weirdest thing that anyone can think of, but it’s true. Filled with 24 carat gold leaf and dipped in gold, these pills were made for this lone purpose, especially designed for those who had literally everything, except for glittering defecation.
Gold cigar – Another weird thing is the hand-rolled Dominican cigar that features gold leaf. These parejo shaped gold leaf cigars with an ideal texture have a deliciously well-rounded mild aroma, making them enjoyable to cigar aficionados and occasional smokers alike.
Gold credit card – A bank in Kazakhstan introduced an exclusive credit card made of gold, diamonds, and mother of pearl! A credit card is meant to make it safe and easy for you so that you don’t have to carry your cash along; so then why take the risk of carrying that much of gold in your credit card with you, we don’t know yet.
Looking at all of the above, one thing is for sure. Whether the application is common or strange, practical or impractical, gold is certainly a metal that so much revolves around. While we wouldn’t advice you on investing in any impractical applications of gold just because you can afford it, we’ll recommend that you spend your cash on gold that you can elegantly boast of. What we’re speaking about is the variety of gold jewellery you can have designed and created especially for you at Aura Jewels, the most admired and reputed customized gold jewellery shop in Bangalore!