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Bacteria that poop gold? Yep, that exists, and itís in an art exhibit.
WaPoop ^ | 10/05-2012 | By Emi Kolawole

Posted on 10/05/2012 2:14:27 PM PDT by Red Badger

It won’t retrieve the global economy from the ditch, but there is bacteria that consumes a toxic metal to produce pure gold.

Our colleagues over at Slate have produced a video explaining how the super-strong bacteria Cupriavidus metallidurans goes about its precious dirty business

But before you grab your lab coat and rush out to nab some of the gold -pooping bacteria, stop. It is about as rare as the precious metal itself. And if you’re thinking you can synthesize the reaction in your basement using your gold jewelry, think again. The bacteria is grown on large concentrations of gold chloride — the toxic metal in question — also known as liquid gold.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Technical
KEYWORDS: bug; gold; goldbug; goldbugs
A real Gold Bug.................
1 posted on 10/05/2012 2:14:36 PM PDT by Red Badger
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To: Red Badger

We have a human in DC that poops money, his name is Bernanke.


2 posted on 10/05/2012 2:16:48 PM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: Red Badger

Now, if it could only poop Skittles...


3 posted on 10/05/2012 2:19:35 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Red Badger
Shoot the bacteria and the loop is closed.

4 posted on 10/05/2012 2:23:11 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: I see my hands

That would need a 0.0000001 caliber round......


5 posted on 10/05/2012 2:25:51 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger
+P of course.

6 posted on 10/05/2012 2:28:15 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Red Badger

AuPoo


7 posted on 10/05/2012 2:41:37 PM PDT by moovova (Hey buddy, can you spare a tagline?)
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To: Cowboy Bob

...and piss iced tea.......sweet of course..................


8 posted on 10/05/2012 2:47:45 PM PDT by Red Badger (Is it just me, or is Hillary! starting to look like Benjamin Franklin?.................)
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To: Red Badger

There is bacteria!


9 posted on 10/05/2012 2:51:23 PM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: Red Badger

Don’t tell Jim Cramer...


10 posted on 10/05/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (ObamaCare is an assault on the unborn, infirmed and elderly. GOP, repeat this as necessary...)
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To: Red Badger; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

Anderson Cooper will be prospecting this weekend.


11 posted on 10/05/2012 3:43:25 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: moovova
AuPoo

LOL, post of the day!

12 posted on 10/05/2012 4:18:54 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism)
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To: moovova

Very clever.

Where do you get gold chloride? Does chlorine attack gold?


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

Aqua regia dissolves gold and other noble metals. Aqua regia is made from 1 part nitric acid to 3 part hydrochloric, with much of the salt produced as AuCl4-1.


14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:13:04 PM PDT by Flying Circus
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To: Flying Circus

Oh, yeah that would do it, thanks.


15 posted on 10/05/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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