52. Tellurium: To Hell You Ride

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.

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50. Tin: Your Metal Pal Who’s Fun To Be With

We’ve palled around with tin for thousands of years, but you should know that it’s a fair-weather friend.

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46. Palladium: The Old Razzle Dazzle

Those people who’ve been involved with palladium’s history seem to harbor a dubious predilection for stretching the truth.

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14. Silicon: Tool Of All Trades

From prehistoric times right through today, our hand-held tools have been made of silicon.

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