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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 • 194

  • Sault _YT
    Sault _YT 3 дня 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 Месяц назад

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

  • Blueberry Jay
    Blueberry Jay Месяц 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 2 месяца назад

    Why can't there only be one winner

  • Lando Kain
    Lando Kain 2 месяца 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 2 месяца назад

    Every premier league fan in 90 seconds.

  • Carla Birnie
    Carla Birnie 2 месяца назад

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

  • expics on yt
    expics on yt 3 месяца назад +1

    The gold medal is chocolate

    *KAZOOS* *JIMINLY* 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • Brem
    Brem 3 месяца назад +1

    How is it ironic that he has a gold tooth?

  • Ben Mogensen
    Ben Mogensen 3 месяца назад +1

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

  • GalaxyLegend
    GalaxyLegend 3 месяца назад +2

    To see if it’s chocolate

  • Sigrid Filtvedt
    Sigrid Filtvedt 3 месяца назад

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

  • Elmo
    Elmo 3 месяца 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 3 месяца назад +3


  • Hub Hi Hdufbj
    Hub Hi Hdufbj 3 месяца назад

    Probably becuz its one of those chocolate coins or medals

  • Kushal kedia
    Kushal kedia 3 месяца назад +2

    Teeth marks meant it was real, not fake

  • shawn bla
    shawn bla 3 месяца назад +2

    To test it's gold or not 😂

  • WEST HAM FAN 2018
    WEST HAM FAN 2018 3 месяца назад

    Lloyd Griffith is back

  • 000 Responses
    000 Responses 4 месяца назад +1


  • OldIronKing1
    OldIronKing1 4 месяца назад


  • mic01
    mic01 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +1

    They bite it to see if its chocolate

  • Anthony Unga
    Anthony Unga 4 месяца назад

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

  • CobalticChaos
    CobalticChaos 4 месяца назад +1

    Answer: it’s tradition

  • K White
    K White 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

  • Marry Christmas
    Marry Christmas 4 месяца назад

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

  • DA0470
    DA0470 4 месяца назад +1

    They’re probably made from chocolate.

    • Omar S
      Omar S 2 месяца назад


  • Conner Schmidt
    Conner Schmidt 4 месяца назад

    Mmm butter

  • raffa ojeda
    raffa ojeda 4 месяца назад

    lots of out of place info.

  • Vinx342
    Vinx342 4 месяца назад

    Thank you olympics 😒

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 4 месяца назад

    Your videos

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 4 месяца назад


  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 4 месяца назад


  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 4 месяца назад


  • Sara Gilly
    Sara Gilly 4 месяца назад

    “So back to that biting.” STOP.

  • MrClearme
    MrClearme 4 месяца назад

    Is this Jack Black's bro?

  • W Lee
    W Lee 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    They think it's a 🍪😄😄😄Lol

  • Zach
    Zach 4 месяца назад +2

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

  • Christopher L
    Christopher L 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад


  • Damien Stasen
    Damien Stasen 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    They provably bite there metal beacause there special

  • Vogue Of Today
    Vogue Of Today 4 месяца назад

    So sweet

  • Eric Chavez
    Eric Chavez 4 месяца назад +2

    To see if there harder than deezzzz nutzzz

  • tingupungu123 hooui
    tingupungu123 hooui 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +7

    To check if it's real???

  • Ryan Ellis
    Ryan Ellis 4 месяца назад

    Seek the Crown that will not fade away.

  • л Бизюк
    л Бизюк 4 месяца назад

    Наверное из-за того что они проверяют качество!

  • Milu 786
    Milu 786 4 месяца назад +1

    Because they are hungry

  • Greg Raines
    Greg Raines 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • Kristen Campbell
    Kristen Campbell 4 месяца назад

    Interesting stuff, who knew!

  • Memorible werd
    Memorible werd 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

    • nicole h
      nicole h 3 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +1

    It should be chocolate instead of gold plated metal

  • Boldizsár Balázs
    Boldizsár Balázs 4 месяца 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 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    To make sure it’s not chocolate

  • Spiceybooger Spiceybooger
    Spiceybooger Spiceybooger 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    To make sure they're not oversized Bitcoins!

  • f00zh
    f00zh 4 месяца назад

    cause theyre hungary

  • Myna
    Myna 4 месяца назад

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

  • lovemoviesful2
    lovemoviesful2 4 месяца назад

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

  • Reginaldo Hernandez
    Reginaldo Hernandez 4 месяца назад

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

  • Golden Samurai
    Golden Samurai 4 месяца назад +1

    They think its a cookie

  • antoine carty
    antoine carty 4 месяца назад

    They bite it becuz its made of " golden chocolate "

  • Lauri Anton
    Lauri Anton 4 месяца назад

    Looking for the answer in the comment section after he changed the topic to history

  • Fit Uber
    Fit Uber 4 месяца назад

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

  • Kelly EisBrenner
    Kelly EisBrenner 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

      Kelly EisBrenner pretty sure they did

  • TheGoldenFreezer
    TheGoldenFreezer 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • M T
    M T 4 месяца назад

    Burning question for who? Nobody cares.

  • J Rod
    J Rod 4 месяца назад


  • ф D
    ф D 4 месяца назад

    позорники поехать под чужим флагом выступать фу блять. Видать кровь из носа нужно денег отмыть

  • redbyron10
    redbyron10 4 месяца назад

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

  • Andy Saenz
    Andy Saenz 4 месяца назад +4

    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.

  • M Isa
    M Isa 4 месяца назад

    🔥🔥Why is my question burning?🔥🔥

  • Wodchly
    Wodchly 4 месяца назад +315

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

    • PerfectChaos7
      PerfectChaos7 3 месяца назад

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

    • Mimi 605
      Mimi 605 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +15

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

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 4 месяца назад

    CNN supports north Korea

  • Art Vein
    Art Vein 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • Cup o' Joe
    Cup o' Joe 4 месяца назад

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

  • XxAngelReaperxX
    XxAngelReaperxX 4 месяца назад

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

  • _Babybee_32 _
    _Babybee_32 _ 4 месяца назад

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

  • Fayqi
    Fayqi 4 месяца назад

    Cause it’s gold

  • Derek Cliff Crane
    Derek Cliff Crane 4 месяца назад

    fake medals lame

  • Joaquin Lomeli
    Joaquin Lomeli 4 месяца назад +1

    They probably think it's a golden chocolate coin lol those were my favorite as a kid lol

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 4 месяца назад

    Time for updates

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 4 месяца назад

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

  • Lord Coso
    Lord Coso 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад +1

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

  • Adam O
    Adam O 4 месяца назад

    Aren’t you from football republic?

  • S・ S
    S・ S 4 месяца назад


  • Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex
    Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

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

    • Allen Liu
      Allen Liu 4 месяца 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 4 месяца назад

    To prove they aren't chocolates?

    • Lambert
      Lambert 4 месяца назад

      Close enough. To prove they aren't lead.

  • MsBre7
    MsBre7 4 месяца назад

    Same reason ppl lick the bottom of their new shoes

    • MsBre7
      MsBre7 4 месяца назад

      Coco Shenel yes 😂

    • Coco Shenel
      Coco Shenel 4 месяца назад

      MsBre7 ppl do that?

  • Solomon Kane
    Solomon Kane 4 месяца назад

    Because narcissists are gullible and imitative.

  • natejeffries
    natejeffries 4 месяца назад +5

    wait, isn't this guy on SoccerAM?

  • Philosophase
    Philosophase 4 месяца назад +3

    I always thought there was chocolate inside of them.

    • Joaquin Lomeli
      Joaquin Lomeli 4 месяца назад

      Philosophase the golden chocolate coins