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T-Rex: T-Rex presents The Periodic Table:
T-Rex: 59 PRASEODYMIUM
T-Rex: Another lanthanide rare-earth element. Its main claim to fame is it has 12 letters in its name, more than any other element except protactinium, also with 12.
T-Rex: It's as abundant as boron in the Earth's crust.
T-Rex: They wanted to name it boron because it's so boring, but the name was already taken.
T-Rex: How many more lanthanides do we have to go?
The author writes:
How many more comics can we get away with saying that the most interesting fact about an element is that it's boring?