Braingle Lite



Jim and Joe

Category:Science
Submitted By:Oxiproxd9
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Jim and Joe were close brothers until Jim graduated from Yale and became a renowned scientist who made millions. Not wanting to be outdone, Joe invited Jim over to a mansion that he claimed was his. He showed Jim many wonderful things inside the house one of which was a golden statue.

"This was a little gift from a friend of mine," Joe said, rapping on it with his fist, "It's made out of pure gold. See? Even my powerful fist can't make a dent in it."

"I have to say, this is all impressive," Jim admitted, "but I know this is all fake, Joe."

How did Jim know Joe was lying?

Answer:

If Joe's statue was made of pure gold, it would've dented easily from Joe's fist. Pure gold scores only a 2.5 - 4 on the Mohs scale, and is easy to mold in your hands.

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