Gold: Not as common as you might have thought
About now I’m wishing I used a theme that supported Asides, because I just heard a fascinating bit of trivia for the first time. As far as I can recall, anyway. I’m using that qualifier more and more as I realize that at my age, there’s a good chance I have heard such-and-such before — and just don’t remember.
Anyway, to the point:
All the gold ever mined in history would fill only three Olympic-sized swimming pools.
Google it, and some sources will say only one or two pools. But still … that’s ALL? All that gold in Fort Knox? All those Egyptian treasures? The California Gold Rush? All the jewelry in the world? All of it in just three pools?
Okay, that’s all. Just thought I’d mention that.