Ok, so now that SXSW is winding down and I have my city and my sanity back … I owe you guys some science!
Last week’s It’s Okay To Be Smart video looked at where the elements of the periodic table got their names (check it out here if you haven’t watched it yet!!!) AKA “awesome elemental etymology”. Of course, I couldn’t fit all the weird, wacky, drama-infused histories in just three and a half minutes of YouTube, and there’s a lot of cool element-name stories that I didn’t get to share.
So I’ll be posting some of the strangest tidbits today and tomorrow.