22 Strange and Interesting Facts about Gold and Silver [INFOGRAPHIC]

From fighting bacteria to coating astronautic equipment, gold and silver are among the most interesting and valued precious metals in the world. They can be used for a wide variety of purposes far exceeding jewelry-making, and they have paved the way for numerous technologies and advancements.

Not only that, gold and silver have also been used for purposes you may have never considered: vending machines and health drinks, anyone? In the infographic below, precious metal dealer Provident Metals lists some of the most interesting and strange facts about our most popular precious metals: silver and gold.