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No. 596: Periodic Table: 52 Tellurium

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Periodic Table: 52 Tellurium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 52 TELLURIUM
T-Rex: A silvery metalloid named for "tellus", the Latin word for earth. Despite this it is much rarer on Earth than in outer space! It's used in steel alloys.
T-Rex: Tellurium exposure causes garlicky breath!
Utahraptor: {reeking} Hi T-Rex!
T-Rex: Gah! You're suffering tellurium poisoning!
Utahraptor: {reeking} No, I just ate a lot of garlic bread.
Caption: LATER:
T-Rex: In a normal world, Luigi's Pizza would use GARLIC on their garlic bread.
{There is a fresh grave for Utahraptor}

The author writes:

It's getting to the point where I can just write "it's a silvery metal/metalloid used in making steel alloys" and be 90% certain of being accurate.

Every single fact I know about tellurium I learnt just today.