Monday, August 6, 2012

Trust But Verify

A photo-op we see over and over at the Olympics is the Gold Medal Winner biting the medal, an apparent reference to the old time practice of biting a gold coin to verify that it's made of true gold:

Aly Raisman - US Gymnastics
Of course, Olympic Gold Medals are not pure gold.  Olympic Gold medal are actually 92.5% silver, plated with 6 grams of 24 karat gold.  Since silver is slightly harder than gold, and most alloys are harder than the pure metal, these girls are risking dental damage.

Jaime Gray - US Rifle
 More Olympic chicks biting their medals below.  They guys do it too, but who cares?

Jessica Ennis - UK Heptathlon

Jessica Rossi - Italy Trap Shooting

Kayla Harrison - US Judo

Kim Jang-Mi - South Korea Pistol

Roosannagh MacLennan - Canada Trampoline

Wenjun Guo - China Air Pistol

Yana Shenyakin - Ukraine Fencing
Ruta Meilutyte - Lithuania Swimming
Serena Williams - US Tennis
An Kum Ae - North Korea Judo

This last one looks like she might really want to eat it.

North Korea's key to success: Fridges for winners, labour camps for losers

Italian Fencing Team

Elisa Di Francisca, Arianna Errigo, Valentina Vezzali and Ilaria Salvatori

Aliya Mustafina - Russian Gymnast
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