Monday, January 25, 2010

Tungsten & Gold

A slight revision of the Burl Ives classic, Silver & Gold...

Tungsten & gold,
Tungsten & gold,
Everyone should wish for tungsten & gold
How do you measure it's worth?
Just by the pleasure it gives here on Earth...

Tungsten & gold,
Tungsten & gold,
Means so much more when I see
Tungsten alight gold on
Every Christmas tree...

Indeed, tungsten is the substance within every (incandescent) lightbulb, illuminating golden Christmas ornaments... Without it, all your silver & gold would be left in the dark.

So, what's all this fuss from the Chinese about gold-plated tungsten bars being counterfeit?

The Fort Knox Conundrum: Chinese say they received bogus bars of gold traced to U.S.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

boy thats a lot of light bulbs..