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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 25 MANGANESE
T-Rex: A transition metal which can form the compound potassium permanganate, in the +7 oxidation state. This is used to absorb ethylene when shipping bananas.
T-Re: Which slows the ripening of the bananas!
Utahraptor: There should be more elements with banana-related uses!
T-Rex: Manganese is it, baby!
T-Rex: Wanna see my manganese-plated banana cufflinks?
The author writes:
Manganese does not, despite popular belief, have anything to do with the language spoken in manga comics.