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Periodic Table: 28 Nickel

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 28 NICKEL
T-Rex: A ferromagnetic metal, its name, like cobalt[1], also comes from Germanic mythology, and is a cognate to "Old Nick". True!
Utahraptor: So nickel is literally named after the Devil?[2]
T-Rex: Yes!
Utahraptor: Diabolical!
T-Rex: I know!
T-Rex: The "heavy metal" in heavy metal music? Nickel, man![3]
T-Rex: Devil worship PROVEN!

The author writes:

[1] The Dinosaur Whiteboard #324, 2016-01-26, mezzacotta.

[2] Old Nick, Wikipedia.

[3] This is the closest thing to a Nickelback reference that you get. Low hanging fruit, man - I didn't want to go there.