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From the Torygraph: During the 2008 Bejing Olympics the Bank of China were selling state backed commemorative 99.9% gold mascots. They cost about £80 each and there were 38 to collect.

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Amazingly, these tasteful solid gold figures have started to go rusty!

"One angry customer told China's state broadcaster, China Central Television (CCTV) that he had paid nearly £2,900 for 38 of the golden Fuwa, or "good luck" dolls which showed the five Beijing Games mascots engaged in a variety of Olympic sports. "

"The Shenzhen Eastern Gold Jade Co. said that it had no plans to offer refunds, offering instead to repair any rust-spots which it put down to flaws in its 'electro-gilding' technology. "

Wonder if any have appeared on ebay yet?

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Here you go -> in the Wall Street Journal

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I'd have to say it looks like it's peed itself (or worse)..

Elf & Safety

Twelfth Knight

ALFRED either "elf counsel" or "all peace" (Old English). Alfred the Great was a king of Wessex.

ALGAR "elf spear"

AUBREY "elf power" (Teutonic). From the name Alberic. This was the name of the king of the elves in Germanic mythology.

ELVA "elfin" (Teutonic) or meaning unknown (Irish).

ELWIN either "noble friend" or "elf friend" (Teutonic)

Orcs = Corrupted Elves who prefer 'dark' places!

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I've seen that effect on gold plated silver, maybe somebody should cut one open and see what's under the 'gilding'.

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Elf & Safety

Twelfth Knight

ALFRED either "elf counsel" or "all peace" (Old English). Alfred the Great was a king of Wessex.

ALGAR "elf spear"

AUBREY "elf power" (Teutonic). From the name Alberic. This was the name of the king of the elves in Germanic mythology.

ELVA "elfin" (Teutonic) or meaning unknown (Irish).

ELWIN either "noble friend" or "elf friend" (Teutonic)

Orcs = Corrupted Elves who prefer 'dark' places!

Barking up the wrong tree, clearly a case of blue waffle disease

And kids, be careful when googling that

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