Last Friday, I told you where you can get coffee with real gold mixed into it. It’s part of this trend of edible gold. People are mixing gold into all kinds of foods — even beer and chicken wings. Like I said last week, I think people like to eat gold because it seems indulgent and decadent. Not my thing, but I get it. But you know what? There’s a more pragmatic reason to eat gold.
Pull up a chair and grab a cup of coffee because it’s time for some Fun on Friday. And if you really want to enjoy that cup of Joe, I highly recommend adding some gold.
Actually, I don’t recommend that at all. As I’ve made clear in several Fun on Friday posts, I don’t really get the appeal of eating gold.
I really shouldn’t have to tell you this. But if Bruce Springsteen gets in contact with you and asks you to help him ship his stash of gold home from Dubai, you might want to be a little suspicious.
Seriously. Be suspicious. Just a little.
Video games have come a long way. Amazing graphics. Multiplayer options online. Gold controllers.
Yes. You read that right.
Will work for gold!
Who wouldn’t right? I don’t know about you, but I would work even harder for some gold than I would for dollars, knowing the Federal Reserve isn’t going to inflate the value of my gold away by 2% or more every year.
Well, apparently people aren’t the only organisms that know the value of gold. Scientists have discovered a bacterium that will work for us and actually help us create energy. But you have to pay it in gold.
People love to cover things with gold. It’s pretty. But more than that, gold makes things more valuable.
In past Fun on Friday columns, I’ve highlighted some of the stuff people have coated with gold including earbuds, Nikes, a hairdryer, chicken wings, and soap. Well, this week I’ve got another for you, but I’m going to confess up front – this one annoys me.
The capitol dome in Denver Colorado was recently restored and covered with about 65 ounces of .9999 pure gold. Yup. They put gold on the roof of a government building.
Do you want to maintain your youthful appearance?
Drink a 16th-century concoction made from gold!
Of course, the main reason it will keep you looking young is that it will kill you young. But if you’re OK with that little side-effect, this just might be the anti-aging solution you’re looking for.
I’m a pretty cynical person. And I don’t really trust people. To call me skeptical would be an understatement. I’m the guy who wastes time Googling an even slightly sketchy sounding story posted on Facebook to see if it’s really true. So, I don’t think I would be very easy to scam.
Now, I’m not arrogant enough to think it could never happen. I’m sure there are ways I could be fooled. But I still find it really difficult to understand how some of these scammers ever make a dime. I mean, who actually believes that Nigerian prince is going to send them $8 million? Who actually goes to Target to buy gift cards to send to the Indian IRS agent? (Yes. That is a thing.) And who goes to a storage facility to buy cheap gold?
That last one … It just happened.
OK. Here’s a dilemma for you. Should I burn my gold Nikes?
Of course, this is merely a theoretical question. I don’t own gold Nikes. But I could, for a mere $3,500. Yes. Genuine, gold Nike shoes. So, if I did, would I feel any compulsion to burn them?
Well, I can answer this question with an emphatic, “No!”