From pirates to California miners, people everywhere and from all walks of life are crazy about gold. Perhaps this obsession is owed to its dazzling color, or unique qualities, or simply to its inherent rarity. Whatever it is about gold, it has captured the hearts, minds, and motivations of generations. This adorning, decorative, useful, and iconic element is pretty amazing. So, here is our collection of fun facts about one of the worlds’ favorite shiny things!