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Periodic Table: 15 Phosphorus

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 15 PHOSPHORUS
T-Rex: White phosphorus glows in the dark, giving its name to phosphorescence, but the glow of phosphorus is produced by a different mechanism.
Utahraptor: What other colours of phosphorus are there?
T-Rex: Red, violet, and black!
Utahraptor: Okay. Have I feigned enough interest yet?
T-Rex: Look, it's gonna be a long periodic table if you're going to be like this!

The author writes:

In the iOS app game Smurf Life, the Smurfs mine phosphorus (among other things) as an ingredient for their alchemical potions.

I have this image in my head of Smurfs running around with phossy jaw...