Collecting elements can be risky business. Tellurium is one of those elements that poses a dire threat — not to one’s health, but to the element collector’s reputation in polite society.
It’s like an Everlasting Gobstopper, but Willy Wonka is a fratricidal German monk.
Hi everybody, just a quick post to let you know there’s no new episode today. It’s an unusually hectic schedule here with the end of the year fast approaching, so Antimony will be posed on Monday, December 16, resuming a regular schedule following that. Tellurium will post on December 30, and the first episode of 2020 will be Iodine on January 13. My apologies for the disappointment! If it’s any consolation, the next episode is gonna be a doozy.
We’ve palled around with tin for thousands of years, but you should know that it’s a fair-weather friend.