Gold

Contest Info

  • Started: 5/31/2007 06:00
  • Ended: 6/2/2007 06:10
  • Level: advanced
  • Entries: 38
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
  • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
  • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
Gold
Contest Directions: A gold bathtub weighing over 170 pounds has been stolen from a hotel near Tokyo. Japanese police are still uncertain on how this massive golden piece could be dragged out of the hotel leaving no signs other than chains cut off on the doors of the room where it was located. Such "clean" job must have been carefully planned and involved several men.
In this contest you are asked to turn any objects or organisms into gold, partially or in full. Think of toys, consumer products, and plants made with gold, animals with golden teeth, and other ideas.

Contest Info

    • Started: 5/31/2007 06:00
    • Ended: 6/2/2007 06:10
    • Level: advanced
    • Entries: 38
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Advanced 1st Place $5
    • FN Advanced 2nd Place $3
    • FN Advanced 3rd Place $2
This gallery only contains our top 39 selections from its parent contest Gold. All 38 contest pictures can be viewed here.
  • Gold Plated Hand Grenade

    Gold Plated Hand Grenade
  • Golden Rhino

    Golden Rhino
  • New Gold Mercedes

    New Gold Mercedes
  • Golden Nikon Camera

    Golden Nikon Camera
  • Golden Grasshopper

    Golden Grasshopper
  • Golden Pistol

    Golden Pistol
  • Gold Rotary Phone

    Gold Rotary Phone
  • Gold Motorcycle

    Gold Motorcycle
  • Golden Golf Ball on a Green

    Golden Golf Ball on a Green
  • Golden Rose

    Golden Rose
  • Gold Trekstor Music

    Gold Trekstor Music
  • Gold Plated Notebook

    Gold Plated Notebook
  • Golden Cherries

    Golden Cherries
  • Liquid Gold Corona Beer

    Liquid Gold Corona Beer
  • Gold White House

    Gold White House
  • Golden Superman

    Golden Superman
  • Golden Scarlett Johansson

    Golden Scarlett Johansson
  • Boy with a Gold Tongue

    Boy with a Gold Tongue
  • Golden Pond at Sunrise

    Golden Pond at Sunrise
  • Golden Statue

    Golden Statue
  • Gold Plated Mercedes Benz Car

    Gold Plated Mercedes Benz Car
  • Gold Dancer

    Gold Dancer
  • Gold Globe

    Gold Globe
  • Woman with a Golden Snake

    Woman with a Golden Snake
  • Gold Jack Sparrow

    Gold Jack Sparrow
  • Statue of Liberty Painted Gold

    Statue of Liberty Painted Gold
  • Gold LG Cell Phone

    Gold LG Cell Phone
  • Car with a Gold Paint Job

    Car with a Gold Paint Job
  • Golden Girl in the Water

    Golden Girl in the Water
  • Liquid Gold Lady

    Liquid Gold Lady
  • Woman Gold Digger and a Ferrari

    Woman Gold Digger and a Ferrari
  • Gold Smoke Angel

    Gold Smoke Angel
  • Oscar DeLa Hoya the Golden Boy

    Oscar DeLa Hoya the Golden Boy
  • Gold Bill Gates

    Gold Bill Gates
  • Gold Venus de Milo Statue

    Gold Venus de Milo Statue
  • Golden Retriever with a Ball

    Golden Retriever with a Ball
  • John Edwards with a Golden Face

    John Edwards with a Golden Face
  • Golden Faced Girl

    Golden Faced Girl
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This contest is fueled by the following news: Men have been fascinated by gold more than any other precious metals. Since it was discovered in about 5000 B.C., gold was used in jewelry, and later in decorations on glasses and dishes as well as in furniture for centuries. The whole branch of chemistry - alchemy was dedicated to the one primary goal of finding a cornerstone chemical element that would turn other elements into gold when mixed with it. While such an element was never found, we have to thank alchemy for many scientific discoveries that helped the development of chemistry, physics and other sciences. Perhaps the most eloquent example of people's obsession with gold is the gold rush period in America, when thousands of people sold their possessions, to buy a ticket to California and try their luck digging for gold nuggets and becoming rich through gold mining. Many of them ended up with nothing, but some made their fortunes, and returned home as rich people. This was the greatest adventure the world has ever seen. Today, hundreds of years later, gold is still as precious to our society as before. Gold is used as means of investment, also in electronics for its high conductor properties, and last but not least golden jewelry is beautiful and is a sign of style and prosperity. After diamonds, gold is definitely a girl's second best friend. Gold - This precious yellow metal is the 79th element of the periodic table. Perhaps gold is the first metal known to mankind. Pure gold is a very soft metal of a yellow color. Mixtures of other metals, particularly copper, are added to some items made of gold, for example coins, to give it a reddish tone. Gold is highly heat conductive and possesses a low resistance. Gold is a very heavy metal: a ball made of pure gold in a diameter of 46mm weighs 1kg. A one liter bottle filled with gold dust weighs approximately 16kg. The density of gold is an advantage for its mining (extraction). The simplest technological processes like washing on sluices can ensure a high level of extraction of gold from the rock being washed. Gold is very malleable and ductile. A piece of one gram gold can be drawn into a wire of three kilometers or it can be used to make golden foil 500 times thinner than a human hair (0.0001mm). When light is transmitted through such a sheet it glows in a green color. Gold is so soft that it can be scratched by a human nail. That is why; gold is always mixed with copper or silver while making jewelry items. The composition of such alloys is expressed in grades, which indicates the number of weight portions of precious metal in 1000 parts of the alloy. For obtaining gold, its two main chemical properties are considered: it is found in nature in a native state and reacts with only a few substances (mercury, cyanides). The chemical stability and mechanical strength of gold are inferior than most of the platinum, but gold is not replaceable as a material for electrical contacts. Therefore gold conductors and galvanic gold plating of contact surfaces, connectors, PCB's are widely used in microelectronics. Gold is used as a target in atomic research, as a coating of mirrors, working in a far infra-red range and as a special shell in a neutron bomb. Gold solders very well binding to different metallic surfaces and are used for soldering of metals. Fine packing, made from the soft alloys of gold, is used in ultrahigh-vacuum technology. Gold plating (in ancient times exclusively the amalgam method, nowadays mainly the galvanic method) is widely used for protection from corrosion. Although the gold plating of base metals has considerable drawbacks (softness of the coating, high potential for point corrosion), it is prevalent because the items made from it look very precious as if they are made from gold.

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