39. Yttrium: It’s A Quiet Village

Welcome to the sleepy Swedish town of Ytterby. I hope you like it, because we’ll be spending an awful lot of time there later in the series.

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37. Rubidium: What’s Cooler Than Being Cool?

Rubidium is more explosive than the alkali metals above it on the table, but it’s much more interesting when it’s standing almost perfectly still.

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22. Titanium: Dignity Over Dentures

Titanium is an element valued as much for its beauty as its strength — provided you can find a genuine sample of the stuff.

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