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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 16 SULPHUR
T-Rex: In 1990 the IUPAC decided to standardise the spelling to "SULFUR". Surprisingly, this did not change the pH level of sulfuric acid.
Utahraptor: Why didn't they also change to FOSFORUS?
T-Rex: That's... actually a really good question. We can confuse ANOTHER whole generation of students.
T-Rex: IUPAC - get on it!
T-Rex: Also: it's yellow. True fact!
The author writes:
* Institute of Ultra-Pedantic-Ass Chemists.
"Do you want sulphur?"
"Is it real sulphur?"
"It's sulphur flavoured."
"What is it made of?"