Thursday, November 5, 2009


This is a Golden Post. Everything about it is Gold.

The atomic number of Gold is 79. If Gold had one less proton in its atom's nucleus, it would be Platinum. One more, it would be Mercury. For some reason, 79 protons in the nucleus makes it Gold.

As of yesterday, the value of Gold was a record $1,085 per ounce. That's partly the reason for this Gold Post. The other is how beautiful the Color of Gold is. Gold also find itself in many idioms. Here is a list of some of them:

Go for the Gold.
Golden Opportunity.
Good as Gold.
Goose that lays the Golden Egg.

Heart of Gold.
Pot of Gold.
Silence is Golden.
Sitting on a Gold Mine.
Streets are paved with Gold.
Strike Gold.
The Golden Rule.
Worth its weight in Gold.


Kit said...

Maybe it's finally time to trade in all this old jewelry we've been holding on to...we could probably recoup more than it cost originally!
As Tom Brokaw would say,
"Ougt with the gold, in wgith the gnew!"

Johnnny said...

My Gold Tooth and Wedding Ring probably would bring in enough to buy a horse, but I'm rather attached to both of them.

Golden Idioms that didn't make the cut are:

Goldmine Of Information

A Gold Digger

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

Fool's Gold