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POSTED ON March 19, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

We just celebrated St. Patrick Day and that got me thinking about Leprechauns – specifically their pots of gold. I mean, what is a Leprechaun anyway? And how in the heck did they get gold? I’d like to have a pot of gold. Maybe I could get some tips from them.

Now you would think with a name like Maharrey I would be up on my Irish lore. But alas, not so much. Fortunately, we have Google.

POSTED ON March 12, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

The FBI has gold fever!

Back in March 2018, FBI agents descended on a remote wooded area in Pennsylvania and started digging. The G-Men were mum about their purpose at the time, saying only that agents were there executing a court-authorized excavation of “what evidence suggested may have been a cultural heritage site.” But recently released documents reveal that the feds were on a treasure hunt.

POSTED ON March 5, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Do you know what’s pretty ballsy? Stealing from a professional wrestler.

Yeah, I know pro wrestling is fake. (No, really, it is.) But that doesn’t change the fact that pro wrestlers are big, strong athletes.

In fact, before he went into fake wrestling, Kurt Angle was a real wrestler and won an Olympic gold medal in the sport. And that brings us to a WWE fan with sticky fingers and apparently not too much common sense.

POSTED ON February 26, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

When I first started writing professionally, one of my mentors offered me some sage advice – never read the comments.

I’ve not been particularly successful in following that advice much to my sanity’s consternation. Because I’ll tell you what – the comment section can be a brutal place.

POSTED ON February 19, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

If you are a longtime follower of SchiffGold news, you may recall that back in 2016, a piano tuner in Shropshire England discovered 13 pounds of gold stashed inside a piano. At the time, I said the story should be filed under the category of “worst places to store your gold.” I haven’t changed my mind on that, by the way.

Anyway, this week, there was a story about this find that updates some of the details.

POSTED ON February 5, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Over the years, I’ve done a number of Fun on Friday posts about eating gold. You can have gold on your steak, on your desert, and even in your beer. Well, apparently some ancient Egyptians wanted the taste of gold in their mouths for all eternity. Archaeologists recently discovered a 2,000-year-old mummy with a gold tongue at an ancient Egyptian site called Taposiris Magna.

POSTED ON January 22, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

Confession time — I couldn’t find a darn thing “fun” relating to gold this week.

Honestly, it wasn’t exactly a fun week to begin with unless you’re into political theater. In case you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m not.  We certainly had all the political theater we could ever want with the inauguration and all. About the only thing I can say about that is it reminded me of the Hunger Games movies, especially Lady Gaga singing the national anthem decked out with that massive gold dove broach.

POSTED ON January 15, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

I would make the world’s worst archeologist. I’m just not good at finding things. I’m the guy who stares into the cabinet right at the salt shaker and then asks his wife, “Where’s the salt.” So, yeah, a job that involved searching for stuff that has been hidden for hundreds or even thousands of years is not for me. But I have to admit, it would be a pretty cool job. I mean, imagine finding thousands of coins.

That happened not too long ago. Archeologists found a stash of gold and silver coins in a field near Újlengyel, a Hungarian village about 31 miles southeast of Budapest.

POSTED ON January 8, 2021  - POSTED IN Fun on Friday

The last time I wrote about gold smuggling, I was impressed by the pain a man was willing to endure in order to hide gold from authorities. He literally stuck gold bars up his rear — two pounds of gold.


But today I have a different kind of smuggling story. It is impressive not because of the smugglers’ dedication and ingenuity, but their sheer laziness.

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