Oooohh... My Preciousssss.....

Posted by: NucleusG4

Oooohh... My Preciousssss..... - 12/09/12 04:42 AM

No. I'm not making reference to the new Hobbit movie, but rather this small treasure.

$316 Billion in gold Bullion.

Posted by: Mike

Re: Oooohh... My Preciousssss..... - 12/09/12 07:03 AM

I wonder if they frisked him when he left.....? grin
(All this gold would not pay off our debt!)
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Oooohh... My Preciousssss..... - 12/09/12 09:40 AM

How odd.... I thought the same thing, how all of that gold would only put a small dent in our nations debt.
Strange, how the 47% worries about things like this when we are just a bunch of moochers....
Posted by: MrB

Re: Oooohh... My Preciousssss..... - 12/09/12 12:31 PM

Always one to look for credibility in movies and such it is interesting to me to see how movie makers miss estimate the mass of gold .

A ton of gold is contained in only a cube 14.3 inhes or so. That's not very large.

Think of the movie Three Kings where Mark Wahlburg carries off two huge suitcases full of gold. One in each hand. In actuality he would be hard pressed to put even one suitcase full in a small pickup bed.

Which brings us to another of his films, the Itailian Job where thee scoot around the city in mini coopers each carrying about two ton of gold.

Or the old cowboy films with outlaws carrying off a strong box full of gold on a horse.

Gold weighs about 19 times more than water.

Dave
Posted by: NucleusG4

Re: Oooohh... My Preciousssss..... - 12/10/12 01:36 PM

And that same cube... is worth about $54.4 million today. Damn.