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Wednesday, January 9, 2008

20 Things You Didn’t Know About... Gold

Anti-inflammatory, protector of astronaut eyes, and excrement of the gods

by LeeAundra Temescu

1 Gold was probably the first metal worked by prehistoric man. Decorative gold objects found in Bulgaria date back to 4,000 B.C., so the gold age actually overlaps with the Stone Age.

2 In the 7th century B.C., dentists in Italy used gold wire to attach fake teeth, and gold fillings were recommended for cavities as far back as the 16th century.

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