Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Golden Misses- 1

Stuff that's made from gold- and shouldn't be:

1. Facials

24-karat face mask. Incidentally, this spa once displayed a window sign reading "Go back to school with a teen facial!"

2. Pills

24-k gold-dipped, gold-filled capsules designed by Tobias Wong and J.A.R.K. $425a pop.

3. Vacuum cleaners

Vacuum cleaners
Originally priced at $1 million, but currently on sale for $999,999.00! What a steal.

4. Barbecue Grills

Barbecue Grills
$164,000. Grilling surface aside, every component of this is plated with 24-karat gold. Not sure if the BBQ grease would ruin this after one use, or give it an even more luxurious sheen.
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5. Entire bathrooms

Entire bathrooms
Found in the Hang Fung Gold Technology showroom in Hong Kong. Customers can use the 900 lb solid gold toilet for $128. Who could resist that opportunity to upper deck?
Image by Mike Clarke / Getty Images

6. Chocolate bars

Chocolate bars
Because what kind of a lowly human being eats chocolate without heavy metals?

7. Slinkies

14-karat gold-plated slinky for the brattiest kid in class to jingle-jangle down their grand staircase. $99.99.

8. Shirts

White velvet, 3.2-karat gold, and Swarovski crystal buttons, commissioned by 32-year-old Indian moneylender Datta Phuge to impress ladies. It only set him back $22,400! Worth it? Worth it.

9. Ice cream

Ice cream
Serendipity 3's Golden Opulence sundae costs $1000 and features 23-karat gold leaf, gold dragets, dessert caviar, and more. Served in a crystal goblet with an 18-karat gold spoon.

10. iPhones

At $5000, one could buy 7 regular iPhone 5s instead.
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11. Legos

Basically a solid brick of gold. $14,450.

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