Copper Fun Facts


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Copper Fun Facts

  • The Statue of Liberty, in New York, contains over 179,000 pounds of copper mined in Norway.
  • Chefs worldwide prefer to use copper cookware due to its uniform heating with no hot spots.
  • One of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovered in Israel was found to be made of copper, unlike the others that were written on animal skins.
  • The ancient Egyptians used the ankh symbol to represent copper in their hieroglyphs. It also means eternal life.
  • Copper can be combined with tin to make bronze and with zinc to make brass.
  • The average American home contains 400 pounds of copper. It is found in electrical wiring, pipes, and appliances.
  • The average American will use 1500 pounds of copper just to maintain todays standard of living. (Cell phones, computers, cars, etc.)
  • Copper is 100% recyclable and it is estimated that 80% of the copper we have ever produced is still in use today. This is because copper can be recycled without any changes to its properties and it retains 95% of its value.
  • Copper tools are frequently used when working around explosives due to the fact that they don’t cause sparks.
  • Copper is a naturally occurring antibacterial. It is used to make brass doorknobs, fingerplates, and handrails for many public places where bacteria is most likely to spread.

            

 

 

 

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