Joke 493

29 Jul

 

English: BT Tower (London) seen during a firew...

English: BT Tower (London) seen during a firework display that took place 500 days before the start of the London 2012 Olympic Games (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Rain…Official weather supplier to the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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The European countries are really hoping to do well in the Olympics.  If they win gold medals, they can use them as cash.

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30 Responses to “Joke 493”

  1. siggiofmaine July 29, 2012 at 04:47 #

    I think this is true for all the countries !
    Peace,
    Siggi in Downeast Maime

  2. gtalan July 29, 2012 at 05:17 #

    That was very good, thanks for the laugh :-)

  3. viveka July 29, 2012 at 06:46 #

    Tilly …. I think Sweden will settle for the honor – the Nordic countries have enough of cash flow. At least that is what our governments tells us. *smile

    • vivinfrance July 29, 2012 at 07:14 #

      Don’t knock it – the euro weakness means that we get more of them for our pension pounds!

      • viveka July 29, 2012 at 08:25 #

        … do you really think so – I doubt.

        • vivinfrance July 29, 2012 at 09:19 #

          Three years ago, for each pound we received around 1 euro 50. The pound tumbled to almost parity with the euro, rapidly reducing our income by almost 33% . The last couple of months the value of the euro has fallen, so that now for each pound we receive 1.27 euros and rising, already halfway back to our earlier stand of living. The result is extremely comforting for our peace of mind.

          • viveka July 29, 2012 at 10:16 #

            But …. we are not related to the Euro in Sweden and what I understand is that you are living abroad and have a UK pension. Different matter then – glad for you.

  4. grannymar July 29, 2012 at 10:22 #

    I wonder if the medals are foil covered chocolate disks?

    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife July 29, 2012 at 22:37 #

      I did some research for you:

      The last Olympic gold medal that was actually made from gold was awarded in 1912. So, if Olympic gold medals aren’t gold, then what are they? The specific composition and design of Olympic medals is determined by the host city’s organizing committee. However, certain standards must be maintained:
      Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silver.
      Gold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold.
      All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least 60 mm in diameter.
      Bronze medals are bronze, an alloy of copper and usually tin. It’s worth noting that gold, silver, and bronze medals have not always been awarded. At the 1896 Olympic Games, the winners were awarded silver medals, whiile the runners-up got bronze medals. The winners at the 1900 Olympics received trophies or cups instead of medals. The custom of awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals started at the 1904 Olympics. After the 1912 Olympics the gold medals have been gilded silver rather than real gold.
      Although the Olympic gold medal is more silver than gold, there are gold medals that are really gold, such as the Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Prize Medal. Before 1980 the Nobel Prize medal was made from 23 carat gold. Newer Nobel Prize medals are 18 carat green gold plated with 24 carat gold.

      http://chemistry.about.com/b/2012/07/23/what-are-olympic-medals-made-of.htm

    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife July 29, 2012 at 22:37 #

      I did some research for you:

      The last Olympic gold medal that was actually made from gold was awarded in 1912. So, if Olympic gold medals aren’t gold, then what are they? The specific composition and design of Olympic medals is determined by the host city’s organizing committee. However, certain standards must be maintained:
      Gold and silver medals are 92.5% silver.
      Gold medals must be plated with at least 6 grams of gold.
      All Olympic medals must be at least 3 mm thick and at least 60 mm in diameter.
      Bronze medals are bronze, an alloy of copper and usually tin. It’s worth noting that gold, silver, and bronze medals have not always been awarded. At the 1896 Olympic Games, the winners were awarded silver medals, whiile the runners-up got bronze medals. The winners at the 1900 Olympics received trophies or cups instead of medals. The custom of awarding gold, silver, and bronze medals started at the 1904 Olympics. After the 1912 Olympics the gold medals have been gilded silver rather than real gold.
      Although the Olympic gold medal is more silver than gold, there are gold medals that are really gold, such as the Congressional Gold Medal and Nobel Prize Medal. Before 1980 the Nobel Prize medal was made from 23 carat gold. Newer Nobel Prize medals are 18 carat green gold plated with 24 carat gold.

      http://chemistry.about.com/b/2012/07/23/what-are-olympic-medals-made-of.htm

  5. Madeleine Begun Kane July 29, 2012 at 10:28 #

    LOL! Too close to the truth though. :)

  6. sharechair July 29, 2012 at 12:45 #

    “use them as cash” …. ouch!!!!!

  7. Lisaman July 29, 2012 at 13:56 #

    ANd what do the rest of us in Europe use for shopping!!

  8. eof737 July 29, 2012 at 16:35 #

    Neat ideas ladies… But I think they’ll keep their medals. This wont come to Britain again for maybe 100-200 years! :lol:

  9. SchmidleysScribbling July 29, 2012 at 18:15 #

    Thanks I needed that joke. I hope the Europeans don’t think Americans have any answers?? Dianne

  10. robincoyle July 29, 2012 at 21:38 #

    How great you (we) were blessed with NO rain for the opening ceremonies and day one.

  11. hilal achmar July 30, 2012 at 02:33 #

    Just follow you… :)

  12. Perfecting Motherhood July 31, 2012 at 06:25 #

    When you see how much gold is worth, I’d do the same! :-)

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