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Strip by: David Morgan-Mar
T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 53 IODINE
T-Rex: The heaviest stable halogen, existing as purplish crystals. Used as an antiseptic, but no one knows exactly how it kills bacteria.
T-Rex: Even iodine itself doesn't know how it kills.
Utahraptor: That sounds like one seriously messed up element.
T-Rex: It's the element of surprise.
The author writes:
Breaking News: It sneaks up behind the bacteria and stabs them in the neck with a paring knife.