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Why do you think some Olympic medal winners bite their medals?

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Because they now can and you with highest probability never can.

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It is an old custom, when the authenticity of gold was tested in this way, especially in the Middle Ages. Because the higher the purity of gold, the softer it is.

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It's a little but of stupidity which started at either the last games or the one before it and was / is encouraged by the idiotic photographers.

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RC is correct, started when people would bite a coin to check if it was gold or not. 24K pure gold is relatively soft. Just note, most gold jewelry that is advertised as 24K is not, it has enough other metal to make it hard enough not to scratch.

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Because they’re hoping it’s chocolate wrapped in gold foil.

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As other posters have mentioned, it’s an ancient custom to verify the purity of gold, as pure gold is relatively soft, but mostly, it does not give a “tingly” sensation to the teeth like other metals.

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When working with gold to make jewelry it must be anealed by putting to the torch to glowing red and then quenched to reorganize the moleculer structure. Common knowledges for anyone that has processed metals for making jewelry.

24karat gold is soft, and resistant to oxidation. That is why it is precious like a domineering dominetrix.

You can take a vadibule bite to check its score of 1-10 on the scale of sensitive to its annealing abilities, thus they chomp on it.

Basic metallurgyscience. You people must study more.

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Because some people want to break their teeth?

That pose is about as stupid and unoriginal as the V-sign when having your photo taken.

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Because the press photographers tell them to. There is no point in doing so however as the gold medal is silver with six grams of gold plating. (fun fact: the bronze metal is not bronze either, it is brass).

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Because the IOC are not to be trusted

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Because they can't think of anything else to do when posing.

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ShinkansenCabooseToday  02:06 pm JST

You can take a vadibule bite to check its score of 1-10 on the scale of sensitive to its annealing abilities, thus they chomp on it.

"vadibule" Don't know what that means, obviously need to study more.

Basic metallurgyscience. You people must study more.

So, you believe that an Olympic gold medal is made from gold?

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So, you believe that an Olympic gold medal is made from gold?

Olympic gold medals are gold-played. You can see the electro-plating process on YouTube.

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Plated… autocorrect

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Better than doing the peace sign

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It's out of the question. No matter what the situation is, it is ridiculous to bite any other person's objects.

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Biting Your own medal: fine.

Biting someone else’s [anything], (without prior consent): just plain ‘stupid’

“Nagoya mayor under fire for biting Olympian's gold medal” -

"It was the greatest expression of my affection. I'm sorry if I caused any trouble,"

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To say "Bitcoin."

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@cracaphat

nice!

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The guy on the right shows some self-respect.

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Because all are frightened they are made of chocolate.

And schooling was not there top priory.

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This photo shows why vaccination rates at the level of 75% are possible.

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And schooling was not there top priory.

Clearly ; )

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@cracaphat

nice!

Thanx Politik Kills

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It's a little but of stupidity which started at either the last games or the one before it and was / is encouraged by the idiotic photographers.

I’m with Harry 100%!!!

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They don't trust IOC, JOC ?

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