10 WEIRD THINGS MADE OUT OF GOLD
Have you ever sat and pondered what you would do if you have an exorbitant amount of money? Ponder no longer! With your mass of money, you’re going to enjoy the luxuries of any of these ten extremely bizarre, everyday items made and plated in gold!
Should literally throwing money down the toilet be your thing, we can think of no better addition to your household than the 22-karat gold toilet paper from the Australian Toilet Paper Man company. At an incredible 3-ply, a roll of this opulent sewer paper runs a cool $1.3 million. The product is described as being the most expensive toilet paper in the world. The golden paper produces gold flakes as it’s used, flakes that will speckle your floor and your behind for the most magical and sparkly bathroom experience you could ask for. According to the website, only one roll is available and it is delivered personally with a bottle of Champagne.
If you spend upwards of $5 million on a toilet bowl, there’s a small chance that your priorities are a little out of whack. Displayed at the Hang Fung Gold Technology showroom in Hong Kong, this solid gold crapper was created in 2001, is a full 24-karats, and acts as the centerpiece of a bathroom made entirely of gold. For a chance to just use the toilet, guests need to buy $138 worth of jewelry. That sounds like a pretty steep price to pay to sit on a seat that is pretty much guaranteed to always be freezing. Other golden John’s have popped up elsewhere, including Kim Kardashian’s mansion and the Guggenheim Museum.
Now here’s a different take on this whole “Gold” craze that we didn’t expect to come across. The late concept artist Tobias Wong and Ken Courtney, best known as Ju$t Another Rich Kid, created a pill that allows you to have gold coursing through your body. For the biology majors with us on this list, you may have figured out by now what that means, but for everyone else, what goes into your body typically comes out, and in the case of these gold pills, you’ll be experiencing a rather luxurious bowel movement. At a cost of only $425, you can enjoy golden excrement... if that’s your cup of tea and if you are so moved.
Love cheese? Do you like to spread it on crackers as a light snack while you binge-watch Netflix? Why not do it in style with Long Clawson’s White Stilton Gold Cheese. For just $429, you can enjoy a pound of this highly sophisticated cheese, which is comprised of edible gold leaf and gold-flecked Cinnamon Schnapps. Known for being the most expensive Stilton cheese in the world, this gold-infused delight was released for a limited time during the 2011 holiday season.
Imagine waking up in the middle of the night and, while still very sleepy, stepping on a LEGO. Painful, right? Now imagine the same scenario, but that LEGO you step on is a $15,000 solid gold version of said LEGO brick. That’s one very expensive foot destroyer. Back in 1980, the LEGO company started giving out these 2x4 14k solid gold bricks to employees that had 25 years of devoted service behind them at the Hohenwestedt factory in Germany. The brick was extremely rare, so it’s unlikely you’ll find one lying about; but for a reasonable price, you can definitely take part in ruining somebody’s night.
Everybody likes to look their best, but what if your best cost $250,000? Datta Phuge and his obsession with gold and looking good led him to purchase a 7-pound or 3.1 kilogram shirt made entirely of gold. For a man that loves to be draped in gold, the quarter of a million-dollar shirt proved to be a coveted part of his collection and despite what you may think, the shirt was more comfortable than it looks. Designer Tejpal Rankar based the golden cloth on an Italian weave and was stitched with velvet lining for maximum comfort. Unfortunately, Phuge’s time with the shirt was cut short when he was murdered over an alleged business deal, despite typically being surrounded by personal security.
Ever wanted something made of pure gold betwixt your nethers? LELO, a Swedish purveyor of adult products, has the answer for you in the form of a 24-karat gold-plated personal massager known as INEZ. For a measly $15,000, you can enjoy some truly pleasurable alone time while your wallet cries in the corner. LELO’s line of designer personal products extends to the TIANI couple’s massager and the YVA mini-massager. If you’re looking to save a few bucks on the INEZ, you can go for the stainless steel line to save about $7,100.
You’ve heard the phrase “born with a silver spoon in your mouth”, but what about a golden pacifier? Ulubulu, a company that specializes in baby accessories, may have given headway to a new idiom with the designing of a diamond pacifier made specifically for Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s baby girl, Shiloh. With 278 white diamonds, the pacifier is also made of 18-karats of European white gold. The $17,000 pacifier is not just for display either, as it is outfitted with a real silicone nipple and a movable handle. Thanks to Ulubulu’s Personalized Pacifier line, you can even bling out your baby!
What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs and makes a slinkety sound? Probably not this 14-karat gold-plated Slinky, designed and distributed by the creators of the original childhood favorite. For about $99, we can’t assume you’d want to throw this pricey collectible down a flight of stairs. This shiny gold Slinky is not your childhood toy and ships with an acrylic display box to ensure you’re less tempted to straighten it. The real question is: Are there devoted Slinky collectors out there that find this gold-plated version a necessity?
Deck the halls with boughs of… Gold? Move over, holly, because there’s a new Christmas décor about to take over and it’s all the craze for people with millions to spare. In 2012, a jewelry store in downtown Tokyo decided to show its Christmas spirit the only way it knew how – by creating a tree made purely of gold. At 8-feet or 2.4-meters high and 3-feet or 1-meter in diameter, this golden Christmas tribute cost $4.2 million to produce. Nothing says “Spirit of Christmas” like a gaudy tree decorated in gold-plated silhouette cutouts of 50 Disney characters.