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.
We’ve palled around with tin for thousands of years, but you should know that it’s a fair-weather friend.
Those people who’ve been involved with palladium’s history seem to harbor a dubious predilection for stretching the truth.
From prehistoric times right through today, our hand-held tools have been made of silicon.