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Periodic Table: 55 Caesium

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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar, Andrew Coker, Tim Mason

T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 55 CAESIUM
T-Rex: A soft alkali metal, discovered by Robert Bunsen - of burner fame!
Dromiceiomimus: He should have called it bunsium!*
* {footnote} Symbol: Bs
Utahraptor: Do you know the most common use of caesium?
T-Rex: Petroleum drilling lubricant.
Utahraptor: No! Caesium salad!
T-Rex: That...
Utahraptor: I'm off. I need to caesium the means of production!

The author writes:

Some might argue that the major use of caesium is in nuclear accidents.

On the plus side, it's also used in atomic clocks.