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Why do Olympians bite their medals? | Burning Questions


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  • Tomatoffel
    Tomatoffel 7 days ago


  • Chod Dunga
    Chod Dunga Month ago

    Why does jack black sound different?

  • Gaby Mariska
    Gaby Mariska Month ago

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

  • Logan Sir bucket
    Logan Sir bucket Month ago

    Comment awards anyone

  • daedae 4l
    daedae 4l Month ago

    He looks like a british version of jack black🤔

  • Enchanted Wolf
    Enchanted Wolf 2 months ago

    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 months ago

    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 TVclipR THAT WAS IN MY RECCOMENDED

    Edit: nvm this is the Olympic channel.

  • Misha     allah Saqibudjcgs

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

  • Queen KaLlama
    Queen KaLlama 5 months ago

    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 months ago

    Why can't there only be one winner

  • Lando Kain
    Lando Kain 6 months ago

    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 months ago

    Every premier league fan in 90 seconds.

  • Grace Birnie
    Grace Birnie 6 months ago

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

  • expics on yt
    expics on yt 6 months ago +1

    The gold medal is chocolate

  • t t
    t t 7 months ago +1

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

  • Brem
    Brem 7 months ago +1

    How is it ironic that he has a gold tooth?

  • Ben Mogensen
    Ben Mogensen 7 months ago +1

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

  • GalaxyLegend
    GalaxyLegend 7 months ago +2

    To see if it’s chocolate

  • Sigrid Filtvedt
    Sigrid Filtvedt 7 months ago

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

  • Elmo
    Elmo 7 months ago

    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 months ago +3


  • Hub Hi Hdufbj
    Hub Hi Hdufbj 7 months ago

    Probably becuz its one of those chocolate coins or medals

  • Kushal kedia
    Kushal kedia 7 months ago +2

    Teeth marks meant it was real, not fake

  • shawn bla
    shawn bla 7 months ago +2

    To test it's gold or not 😂

  • Georges Games
    Georges Games 7 months ago

    Lloyd Griffith is back

  • 000 Responses
    000 Responses 7 months ago +1


  • OldIronKing1
    OldIronKing1 7 months ago


  • mic01
    mic01 7 months ago

    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 months ago +1

    They bite it to see if its chocolate

  • Anthony Unga
    Anthony Unga 7 months ago

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

  • CobalticChaos
    CobalticChaos 8 months ago +1

    Answer: it’s tradition

  • K White
    K White 8 months ago +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 months ago

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

  • Marry Christmas
    Marry Christmas 8 months ago

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

  • DA0470
    DA0470 8 months ago +1

    They’re probably made from chocolate.

  • Dehydration 27
    Dehydration 27 8 months ago

    Mmm butter

  • raffa ojeda
    raffa ojeda 8 months ago

    lots of out of place info.

  • Vinx342Gaming
    Vinx342Gaming 8 months ago

    Thank you olympics 😒

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 months ago

    Your videos

  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 months ago


  • Thomaster Gaming
    Thomaster Gaming 8 months ago


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    Thomaster Gaming 8 months ago


  • Sara Gilly
    Sara Gilly 8 months ago

    “So back to that biting.” STOP.

  • MrClearme
    MrClearme 8 months ago

    Is this Jack Black's bro?

  • W Lee
    W Lee 8 months ago

    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 months ago

    They think it's a 🍪😄😄😄Lol

  • Zach
    Zach 8 months ago +2

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

  • Christopher L
    Christopher L 8 months ago

    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

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  • Damien Stasen
    Damien Stasen 8 months ago +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 months ago

    They provably bite there metal beacause there special

  • Vogue Of Today
    Vogue Of Today 8 months ago

    So sweet

  • Eric Chavez
    Eric Chavez 8 months ago +2

    To see if there harder than deezzzz nutzzz

  • Chota popatiya
    Chota popatiya 8 months ago

    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 months ago +7

    To check if it's real???

  • Ryan Ellis
    Ryan Ellis 8 months ago

    Seek the Crown that will not fade away.

  • War DaX
    War DaX 8 months ago

    Наверное из-за того что они проверяют качество!

  • Milu 786
    Milu 786 8 months ago +1

    Because they are hungry

  • Greg Raines
    Greg Raines 8 months ago +1

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

  • Kristen Campbell
    Kristen Campbell 8 months ago

    Interesting stuff, who knew!

  • Memorible werd
    Memorible werd 8 months ago +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 months ago

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

    • nicole h
      nicole h 7 months ago +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 months ago +1

    It should be chocolate instead of gold plated metal

  • Boldizsár Balázs
    Boldizsár Balázs 8 months ago

    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 months ago

    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 months ago

    To make sure it’s not chocolate

  • Spiceybooger Spiceybooger

    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 months ago

    To make sure they're not oversized Bitcoins!

  • f00zh
    f00zh 8 months ago

    cause theyre hungary

  • Myna
    Myna 8 months ago

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

  • lovemoviesful2
    lovemoviesful2 8 months ago

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

  • Reginaldo Hernandez
    Reginaldo Hernandez 8 months ago

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

  • A Samurai
    A Samurai 8 months ago +1

    They think its a cookie

  • antoine carty
    antoine carty 8 months ago

    They bite it becuz its made of " golden chocolate "

  • Fit Uber
    Fit Uber 8 months ago

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

  • Kelly EisBrenner
    Kelly EisBrenner 8 months ago

    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 months ago

      Kelly EisBrenner pretty sure they did

  • TheGoldenFreezer
    TheGoldenFreezer 8 months ago +1

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

  • Michael T
    Michael T 8 months ago

    Burning question for who? Nobody cares.

  • J Rod
    J Rod 8 months ago


  • redbyron10
    redbyron10 8 months ago

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

  • Andy Saenz
    Andy Saenz 8 months ago +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 Month ago

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

  • M Isa
    M Isa 8 months ago

    🔥🔥Why is my question burning?🔥🔥

  • Wodchly
    Wodchly 8 months ago +328

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

    • Tomatoffel
      Tomatoffel 7 days ago

      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 months ago

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

    • Mimi 605
      Mimi 605 7 months ago +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 months ago +17

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

  • Jon Smith
    Jon Smith 8 months ago

    CNN supports north Korea

  • Art Vein
    Art Vein 8 months ago +1

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

  • Cup o' Joe
    Cup o' Joe 8 months ago

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

  • XxAngelReaperxX
    XxAngelReaperxX 8 months ago

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

  • _Babybee_32 _
    _Babybee_32 _ 8 months ago

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

  • Fayqi
    Fayqi 8 months ago

    Cause it’s gold

  • Derek Cliff Crane
    Derek Cliff Crane 8 months ago

    fake medals lame

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 8 months ago

    Time for updates

  • michael majewski
    michael majewski 8 months ago

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

  • Lord Coso
    Lord Coso 8 months ago

    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 months ago +1

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

  • Adam O
    Adam O 8 months ago

    Aren’t you from football republic?

  • S・ S
    S・ S 8 months ago


  • Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex
    Rex The Thoughtful T-Rex 8 months ago +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 months ago

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

    • Allen Liu
      Allen Liu 8 months ago

      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 months ago

    To prove they aren't chocolates?

    • Lambert
      Lambert 8 months ago

      Close enough. To prove they aren't lead.

  • MsBre7
    MsBre7 8 months ago

    Same reason ppl lick the bottom of their new shoes

    • MsBre7
      MsBre7 8 months ago

      Coco Shenel yes 😂

    • Coco Shenel
      Coco Shenel 8 months ago

      MsBre7 ppl do that?