Fun Facts about copper

Fun Fact #1

The Statue of Liberty was made from 179,000 pounds of copper.

Fun Fact #2

The average home contains 400 pounds of copper that is used for electrical wiring, pipes and appliances. The average car has 50 pounds of copper.

Fun Fact #3

All gold contains some level of copper, even 24 karat gold. This is because gold is so soft, it can be molded with the hands and calls for a bit of copper to be added.

Fun Fact #4

Professional chefs prefer to cook with copper pots and pans, as it delivers uniform cooking and has no heat spots.

Fun Fact #5

Copper is naturally antibacterial. Brass doorknobs, handrails and light switch plates are excellent choices for public buildings and will prevent the spread of bacteria.

Fun Fact #6

Copper tools will not cause sparks, making them the tools of choice when working around explosives.

Fun Fact #7

Copper is 100% recyclable and nearly 80% of the copper that has been produced is still in use today. Copper can continue to be recycled without any changes to its properties. In fact, it retains 95% of its original value.

Fun Fact #8

Copper is often referred to as "man's eternal metal". It's highly durable, long lasting and can be used in all applications of life.

Fun Fact #9

The average person will use 1500 pounds of copper just to enjoy today's standard of living. (Think computers, telephones, automobiles, etc.)

Fun Fact #10

U.S. coins today consist of a solid copper core and layer of copper-nickel alloy.

Fun Fact #11

A copper earthing system could save the lives of people who are struck by lightning, as well as save the homes and structures that are damaged from lightning strikes.

Fun Fact #12

Copper has been used for as long as we can remember. The Egyptians had the ankh symbol to represent copper, and pyramids in Egypt used copper for water plumbing.

Fun Fact #13

Copper can be alloyed with tin to make bronze and alloyed with zinc to make brass.

Fun Fact #14

Although the Dead Sea Scrolls have been known to be made with rare animal skins, one that was recovered contains copper.

Fun Fact #15

Copper is everywhere: TVs, radios, electrical wiring, plumbing, washers and dryers. It is often alloyed with zinc or tin to make brass or bronze, giving it a golden-like color.

Please reload