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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 41 NIOBIUM
T-Rex: Originally discovered alloyed with tantalum and named columbium, but later called niobium due to confusion over its extraction. American metallurgists still call it columbium out of spite.
Utahraptor: Maybe it really IS called columbium...
Utahraptor: and they'll turn out to be right all along, like Alfred Wegener!
T-Rex: Science does not work that way!!!
T-Rex; Except for geology. Geology is where it's at.
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