51. Antimony: Can You Return An Inheritance?

It’s like an Everlasting Gobstopper, but Willy Wonka is a fratricidal German monk.

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34. Selenium: A Fit Of Heat And Light

Throughout history, copying information has been arduous, messy, and even dangerous — until one bored, depressed man figured out the secrets of selenium.

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33. Arsenic: It’s Not Easy Being Green

Considering how synonymous this episode’s element is with “poison,” it’s astounding how eager people have historically been to ingest the stuff.

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17. Chlorine: Too High Or Too Low, There Ain’t No In-Betweens

Chlorine is an element that causes some extreme reactions, and occasionally inspires some pretty extreme reactions in humans, too.

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