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August 25th, 2011, 14:10
… maybe even don't want to know, but which pibbur still insists on telling you, replacing the pretty much extinct "Today is… " thread.

There are 4 elements named after a small swedish town in the periodic system of elements. The town is Ytterby. The elements are the rare earth elements (which actuallyt isn't that rare) Yttrium (Y), Erbium (Er), Terbium (Tb) and Ytterbium (Yb). In addition, one of the guys involved in the detection of those is the finnish 19th century chemist (and physicist, and mineralogist - who knows if he didn't play the piano as well) Johan Gadolin, after which Gadolinium is named. Gadolinium is used in MRI contrast media.

In order to not insult Dart (not Vader), the element Hafnium (Hf) is named after Copenhagen. No Bergenium as far as I know. And I know that.

I may have posted this earlier, so I'll give you another one for free: The chinese (of the people's republic fame) bought 74 million cars. In 2010. Exactly one of them was a Toyota Prius.

Says pibbur who insists on calling Aluminium "Aluminium".
Last edited by pibbur; August 25th, 2011 at 14:23.




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