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My mom asked me that question and I told her I would ask my Steeler pals that question and I'm sure I could find an answer for her.

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Biting the gold appears to be about emotions and recent history, with some ancient history thrown in for good measure. While nobody can quite pin down when the first gold medalist posed taking a faux bite, the theory about why goes like this: Back when coins were made of real gold, people often bit them to ensure they were actual gold. You can leave a mark in real gold. It’s softer than gold-plated lead. At some point an Olympian did this, and the tradition started. Now, Olympians bite their medals because that’s what they’ve seen others do.

http://msn.foxsports.com/olympics/story/biting-medal-tradition-london-where-did-it-begin-080912


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I thank you Wally! I'm going to call mom now and read the answer to her. I'm sure she'll find it as interesting as I did.

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