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No. 56: Periodic Table: 4 Beryllium

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Periodic Table: 4 Beryllium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents: The Periodic Table.
T-Rex: 4. BERYLLIUM.
T-Rex: Formerly known as glucinium from the Greek γλυκυς, meaning "sweet", due to the sweet taste of beryllium salts.
Utahraptor: It's also used in high-end hi-fi speakers.
T-Rex: True!
Utahraptor: And despite its sweet taste, is highly toxic.
T-Rex: Also true!
T-Rex: So stop licking your hi-fi speakers!
T-Rex: Audiophiles, you know who you are!

The author writes:

But go ahead and lick those gold-plated plugs. They not only improve fidelity, but taste great!