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Why do Olympians bite their medals? | Burning Questions

  • Опубликовано: 10 фев 2018
  • You’re probably used to seeing athletes ‘bite’ their Gold Medals on the podium, but have you ever wondered why they do this?
    Part science, part trivia, this show uses advanced analytics to answer all those questions that you always had, but were afraid to ask! bit.do/QuestionsEN
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Комментарии • 190

  • Tomatoffel
    Tomatoffel 8 дней назад


  • Chod Dunga
    Chod Dunga Месяц назад

    Why does jack black sound different?

  • Gaby Mariska
    Gaby Mariska Месяц назад

    Why olympic Winter games Only in country have 4 Why don't in tropiss country (indoor)

  • Logan Sir bucket
    Logan Sir bucket Месяц назад

    Comment awards anyone

  • daedae 4l
    daedae 4l Месяц назад

    He looks like a british version of jack black🤔

  • Enchanted Wolf
    Enchanted Wolf 2 месяца назад

    my guess was that like it was to get the honor or something inside ur system what am i even saying lol

  • Sault _YT
    Sault _YT 4 месяца назад

    Actually they bite the gold medal because in 1848 before the gold rush started, James Marshell was building a sawmill for, John Sutter, he found something the size of a pea and was colored yellow. He but it and it was gold. SO LEARN YOUR FACTS RANDOM RUclipR THAT WAS IN MY RECCOMENDED

    Edit: nvm this is the Olympic channel.

  • Misha     allah Saqibudjcgs
    Misha allah Saqibudjcgs 5 месяцев назад

    No chocolate but chocolate is a possession and an honour anyone who eats chocolate is honoured to

  • Queen KaLlama
    Queen KaLlama 5 месяцев назад

    To sum it up... They bite their medals to make sure it’s real gold with other strong metals.

  • Kristin O'Shea
    Kristin O'Shea 6 месяцев назад

    Why can't there only be one winner

  • Lando Kain
    Lando Kain 6 месяцев назад

    alright these are awfully long explanations and random facts to answer one simple question....for those of u don't want to watch him rambling all those nonsense, According to the video, the answer is "they bite the gold coin to make sure it is real, just like in the old days". You're welcome!

  • Anonymous Star
    Anonymous Star 6 месяцев назад

    Every premier league fan in 90 seconds.

  • Grace Birnie
    Grace Birnie 6 месяцев назад

    Wow so all those athletes that wanted a good medal got ripped off

  • expics on yt
    expics on yt 7 месяцев назад +1

    The gold medal is chocolate

  • t t
    t t 7 месяцев назад +1

    But I thought.....a lot of em is chocolate,paper or not.......

  • Brem
    Brem 7 месяцев назад +1

    How is it ironic that he has a gold tooth?

  • Ben Mogensen
    Ben Mogensen 7 месяцев назад +1

    It’s not made of gold, but it’s made of gold. Dumbass

  • GalaxyLegend
    GalaxyLegend 7 месяцев назад +2

    To see if it’s chocolate

  • Sigrid Filtvedt
    Sigrid Filtvedt 7 месяцев назад

    I`m from Norway, Mabye I`ll give it a shot.

  • Elmo
    Elmo 7 месяцев назад

    shaun white will be next athelete that have won gold in summer and winter games, we just have wait two years for that 😁😁

  • Pastelie
    Pastelie 7 месяцев назад +3


  • Hub Hi Hdufbj
    Hub Hi Hdufbj 7 месяцев назад

    Probably becuz its one of those chocolate coins or medals

  • Kushal kedia
    Kushal kedia 7 месяцев назад +2

    Teeth marks meant it was real, not fake

  • shawn bla
    shawn bla 7 месяцев назад +2

    To test it's gold or not 😂

  • Georges Games
    Georges Games 7 месяцев назад

    Lloyd Griffith is back

  • 000 Responses
    000 Responses 7 месяцев назад +1


  • OldIronKing1
    OldIronKing1 7 месяцев назад


  • mic01
    mic01 7 месяцев назад

    You would think they would get the right info on why Olympians do it, it was Canadian runner from the 1996 olympics Donovan Bailey who started it at the Olympics.

  • Bella Ruiz
    Bella Ruiz 7 месяцев назад +1

    They bite it to see if its chocolate

  • Anthony Unga
    Anthony Unga 8 месяцев назад

    Maybe they do it because they like the taste of metal...?

  • CobalticChaos
    CobalticChaos 8 месяцев назад +1

    Answer: it’s tradition

  • K White
    K White 8 месяцев назад +3

    Skip all the useless information: they bite them because merchants use to bite coins to tell if it’s real gold

  • Atirahcus R
    Atirahcus R 8 месяцев назад

    How many players have played both summer and winter Olympics n won ?

  • Marry Christmas
    Marry Christmas 8 месяцев назад

    3 gold teeth? Hey I have 4 gold medals in my mouth! LOL

  • DA0470
    DA0470 8 месяцев назад +1

    They’re probably made from chocolate.

  • Dehydration 27
    Dehydration 27 8 месяцев назад

    Mmm butter

  • raffa ojeda
    raffa ojeda 8 месяцев назад

    lots of out of place info.

  • Vinx342Gaming
    Vinx342Gaming 8 месяцев назад

    Thank you olympics 😒

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 месяцев назад

    Your videos

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 месяцев назад


  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 месяцев назад


  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 месяцев назад


  • Sara Gilly
    Sara Gilly 8 месяцев назад

    “So back to that biting.” STOP.

  • MrClearme
    MrClearme 8 месяцев назад

    Is this Jack Black's bro?

  • W Lee
    W Lee 8 месяцев назад

    Funny I always thought bitting into gold was an old gold miners tradition and leaving bite marks was a good sign as pure gold is a very soft metal?

  • Camilla C
    Camilla C 8 месяцев назад

    They think it's a 🍪😄😄😄Lol

  • Zach
    Zach 8 месяцев назад +2

    Ironically you’re still fat still even though you didn’t get any chocolate in this video

  • Christopher L
    Christopher L 8 месяцев назад

    This guy doesn’t make sense. So gold would be mixed with other metals to be made harder. As we all know gold is one of the softest metals on earth.
    So he says a merchant would test the authenticity of a coin by biting it. If there were teeth marks that would verify it of being an alloy and not gold? That doesn’t make sense. If anything that would authenticate the question of the metal being gold

  • thomas thompson sunshinescopes
    thomas thompson sunshinescopes 8 месяцев назад


  • Damien Stasen
    Damien Stasen 8 месяцев назад +2

    They bit the medals to see if it was real gold if it made bite marks it was gold if it didnt it was pyrite

  • puffy penquin
    puffy penquin 8 месяцев назад

    They provably bite there metal beacause there special

  • Vogue Of Today
    Vogue Of Today 8 месяцев назад

    So sweet

  • Eric Chavez
    Eric Chavez 8 месяцев назад +2

    To see if there harder than deezzzz nutzzz

  • Chota popatiya
    Chota popatiya 8 месяцев назад

    I thought it was chocolates, actually like few people have mentioned already pure gold and silver are both soft metals,they can be easily bent ..

  • LuckySeven
    LuckySeven 8 месяцев назад +7

    To check if it's real???

  • Ryan Ellis
    Ryan Ellis 8 месяцев назад

    Seek the Crown that will not fade away.

  • War DaX
    War DaX 8 месяцев назад

    Наверное из-за того что они проверяют качество!

  • Milu 786
    Milu 786 8 месяцев назад +1

    Because they are hungry

  • Greg Raines
    Greg Raines 8 месяцев назад +1

    It's a tradition to prove the medal is real and not made of chocolate.

  • Kristen Campbell
    Kristen Campbell 8 месяцев назад

    Interesting stuff, who knew!

  • Memorible werd
    Memorible werd 8 месяцев назад +3

    *I skipped to the end and the gist is that ancient merchants would bite gold coins in order to test that they weren't lead forgeries*

  • Philipp Erdmann
    Philipp Erdmann 8 месяцев назад

    What about shaun white? He won snowboard and skateboard in both winter and summer olympics ^^

    • nicole h
      nicole h 7 месяцев назад +1

      Skateboarding isn’t in the Olympics yet. The IOC is planning to add the sport to the 2020 Olympic games. He won the x-games, which is a different competition.

    SMILEYISMYDOG James 8 месяцев назад +1

    It should be chocolate instead of gold plated metal

  • Boldizsár Balázs
    Boldizsár Balázs 8 месяцев назад

    This funny piece of celebration was done first by Peter Farkas, a Greco-Roman wrestler from Hungary in the 1992 Barcelona games. It has its charm thanks to thing you explain in 2 sentences at 4.08, so it became popular.
    That's the answer you are looking for!

  • Bailey Riddle
    Bailey Riddle 8 месяцев назад

    Because gold is easy to bend... and pyrites not pr whatever other metles used, so id guess its to comfirm the casing is gold.

  • Marcos Castro
    Marcos Castro 8 месяцев назад

    To make sure it’s not chocolate

  • Spiceybooger Spiceybooger
    Spiceybooger Spiceybooger 8 месяцев назад

    I bit my medal to find out if it was real because of the Olympics...yeah I was in the 3rd grade.

  • Bandito Rules
    Bandito Rules 8 месяцев назад

    To make sure they're not oversized Bitcoins!

  • f00zh
    f00zh 8 месяцев назад

    cause theyre hungary

  • Myna
    Myna 8 месяцев назад

    The used to bite it to see if it was fake, now they do it just for show, you’re welcome.

  • lovemoviesful2
    lovemoviesful2 8 месяцев назад

    Because it's made out of chocolate. There, answer given.

  • Reginaldo Hernandez
    Reginaldo Hernandez 8 месяцев назад

    It should be Platinum , Gold and Silver !!!!! No more copper !!!!!!

  • A Samurai
    A Samurai 8 месяцев назад +1

    They think its a cookie

  • antoine carty
    antoine carty 8 месяцев назад

    They bite it becuz its made of " golden chocolate "

  • Fit Uber
    Fit Uber 8 месяцев назад

    To check if it's a real gold. You know gold is a bit softer.

  • Kelly EisBrenner
    Kelly EisBrenner 8 месяцев назад

    Why would a softer coin (bite marks) be evidence of a forgery? Fakes were made by alloying with harder metals... solid gold WOULD show bite marks. Did you get that backwards?

    • Aaron Jones
      Aaron Jones 8 месяцев назад

      Kelly EisBrenner pretty sure they did

  • TheGoldenFreezer
    TheGoldenFreezer 8 месяцев назад +1

    This reminds me of the Bubblestand Episode where spongebob would bite the quarters

  • Michael T
    Michael T 8 месяцев назад

    Burning question for who? Nobody cares.

  • J Rod
    J Rod 8 месяцев назад


  • redbyron10
    redbyron10 8 месяцев назад

    Comes from gold being a soft metal that would show teeth marks.

  • Andy Saenz
    Andy Saenz 8 месяцев назад +5

    Athletes spend 6 days a week, for several years, training for the Olympics. I think they certainly deserve a SOLID GOLD medal! And they don't deserve a 39% tax on any cash winnings from the Olympics.

    • franc sinatra
      franc sinatra Месяц назад

      Andy Saenz in Indonesia. if athlete won a gold medal. he/she get like USD 400.000

  • M Isa
    M Isa 8 месяцев назад

    🔥🔥Why is my question burning?🔥🔥

  • Wodchly
    Wodchly 8 месяцев назад +328

    Thanks for all the unexpected useless information, for just one answer.

    • Tomatoffel
      Tomatoffel 8 дней назад

      ok next time you guys have a question to something like "whats 1 +1" i will tell 10 hours of how math was created first. After all its not useless information. Then if you want to know what 1 x 1 is, i will again tell you 10 hours of history befor giving you the answer to your question. I mean does that sound pleasent to you?

    • PerfectChaos7
      PerfectChaos7 7 месяцев назад

      No more useless than the answer to the original question, so I don't know why you're complaining.

    • Mimi 605
      Mimi 605 7 месяцев назад +1

      It wasn’t useless! It was interesting! And might be useful in the future. How? It depends on the occasion!

    • Metal Wolf
      Metal Wolf 8 месяцев назад +17

      Oh shut it, no need to be so rude! They are just telling us some history!

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 8 месяцев назад

    CNN supports north Korea

  • Art Vein
    Art Vein 8 месяцев назад +1

    Of course Norwegians dominate ice games, that's how they grocery shop

  • Cup o' Joe
    Cup o' Joe 8 месяцев назад

    My guess was because the photographer/reporter asked them to do so. 👀 One Two Three ... ruuuun😌

  • XxAngelReaperxX
    XxAngelReaperxX 8 месяцев назад

    Answer: They pretend like they’re chocolate medal coins from See’s Candies.

  • _Babybee_32 _
    _Babybee_32 _ 8 месяцев назад

    Why do Olympians bite their gold medals? To make sure it’s real gold

  • Fayqi
    Fayqi 8 месяцев назад

    Cause it’s gold

  • Mr. NPC
    Mr. NPC 8 месяцев назад

    fake medals lame

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 8 месяцев назад

    Time for updates

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 8 месяцев назад

    Why's freestyle motocross , motocross, supercross not in the Olympics throw us a freakin bone here

  • Lord Coso
    Lord Coso 8 месяцев назад

    Yo lo que no entiendo es porque inventar la tangente, la cotangente, la secante y cosecante, osea ya con el coseno y el seno ya me alcanza, no me jodan loco! encima el vino esta a 90 la caja

  • Alucard
    Alucard 8 месяцев назад +1

    They bite their medals cause it's obviously a gold colored tim foil over chocolate

  • Adam O
    Adam O 8 месяцев назад

    Aren’t you from football republic?

  • S・ S
    S・ S 8 месяцев назад


  • Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex
    Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex 8 месяцев назад +4

    Well if I worked that hard for it, of course I'm going to put it in my mouth

  • Shooter King
    Shooter King 8 месяцев назад

    Never knew that comments could be so toxic in an educational video about the olympics

    • Allen Liu
      Allen Liu 8 месяцев назад

      Shooter King cuz they’re feeding false info?? Pure gold is soft so if it leaves teeth marks then it’s real. Not fake like the video says

  • Lambert
    Lambert 8 месяцев назад

    To prove they aren't chocolates?

    • Lambert
      Lambert 8 месяцев назад

      Close enough. To prove they aren't lead.

  • MsBre7
    MsBre7 8 месяцев назад

    Same reason ppl lick the bottom of their new shoes

    • MsBre7
      MsBre7 8 месяцев назад

      Coco Shenel yes 😂

    • Coco Shenel
      Coco Shenel 8 месяцев назад

      MsBre7 ppl do that?