It was the biggest crime in the history of the United States. Possibly, it was the greatest heist pulled off anywhere on the planet. The fact that it could occur was beyond […]
There is no such thing as a “one size fits all” when it comes to selecting gifts for those on your Christmas list. Some of your acquaintances may warrant nothing more than […]
Which weighs more: an ounce of gold or an ounce of feathers?
Among the many distressing aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic was a terrifying few weeks when civilization faced a global toilet paper shortage. Although not the first such scare, it was, for many, […]
When you think of Fort Knox, you can’t help but think about gold. That’s with good reason. The U.S. Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky is the primary location of the United […]
When you think of countries with vast wealth and power, there’s a good chance Mali is not on that list. The United Nations ranks Mali 121st out of 213 on its list […]
The island of Yap has coins that are so big that it takes 20 men to carry one. In 2004, Austria released a €100,000 coin, consisting of 31.103 kg (68.6 lbs) of […]
For anyone who needs a transfusion, blood is more valuable than gold. As it turns out, there is one blood type that even rarer than the yellow precious metal and even more […]
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Completed in 1937, the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, Kentucky is the primary location of the US gold reserves and other precious items. According to the December 31, 2015 report of […]
When Dr. Jakob Horst heard the reports of the 7-year-old boy with the gold tooth, he wasted no time getting there to investigate. The year was 1593. In the village of Weigelsdorf (today Ostrowiec), a […]
In the mood to treat yourself to something special? A Golden Opulence sundae from New York City’s Serendipity 3 restaurant is covered in 23-carat edible gold leaf and is also rich in […]