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No. 374: Periodic Table: 32 Germanium

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Periodic Table: 32 Germanium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 32 GERMANIUM
T-Rex: A glossy grey metalloid used in the semiconductor industry for its electrical properties. It was named after Germany, much as element 31, gallium, was named for France (Gaul).
T-Rex: If only there was an element named after Poland.
Utahraptor: There is!!
Utahraptor: Polonium, element 84!
T-Rex: Whut? Not 33? Who did that??
Utahraptor: Marie Curie.
T-Rex: What the hell does she know about chemistry?
T-Rex: Sheesh!

The author writes:

Actually France has two elements named after it! Those other countries are falling behind in the race!