You saw it here first!

  Sapins 14:41 PM 08 Aug 12

I have written the headline in readiness for Team GB winning 24th Gold Medal.

"24carat Team."

Well, someones got to do it.

  lotvic 17:52 PM 08 Aug 12

fm, 20 gold 12 silver indulge me, not obvious, please explain.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:56 PM 08 Aug 12



  lotvic 19:24 PM 08 Aug 12

Arggggh Duh me. thanks.

  Sapins 17:13 PM 09 Aug 12

24carat team it is!

  Forum Editor 22:49 PM 09 Aug 12

"But Welsh gold is 25 carat."

I'm obviously missing some deep significance in that statement, and at the risk of becoming a laughing stock I'll point out that you can't get 25 carat gold. Pure gold is 24 carat.

  Aitchbee 22:58 PM 09 Aug 12

Did a Welsh person win a gold Medal, perhaps?

  Condom 23:02 PM 09 Aug 12


I must admit I was also a little puzzled at 25 carat and no doubt some logical explanation will be presented before long. You are nearly perfectly right about the 24 carat pure gold but I think it is an impossible number to reach for a reason I cannot remember and 24 carat is actually 23.99r or something like that

  Forum Editor 23:13 PM 09 Aug 12


You're right - absolutely pure gold is 24 carats, but it's impossible to obtain it economically. The highest commercially obtainable gold is actually 23.988 carats, but it's normally referred to as 24 carat.

In the entire history of the human race 165,000 tons of gold have been mined.

  Aitchbee 23:20 PM 09 Aug 12

...The Jones lass won a Gold in a Martian Art. TEAM GB's 25th.

  Quickbeam 00:31 AM 10 Aug 12

You're quite right HB, clearly Condom and the FE didn't notice anything passing over their heads at such close range:)


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