Statistics Saturday: Some Chemical Elements Whose Names Sound Fake


  • Astatine
  • Dysprosium
  • Francium
  • Lutetium
  • Neodymium
  • Protactinium
  • Rhenium
  • Seaborgium
  • Tennessine
  • Terbium
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Author: Joseph Nebus

I was born 198 years to the day after Johnny Appleseed. The differences between us do not end there.

2 thoughts on “Statistics Saturday: Some Chemical Elements Whose Names Sound Fake”

    1. Oh, thank goodness. I was worried there was no explanation for praseodymium.

      True story: I am still very pettily angry at my fifth-grade spelling teacher for rejecting ‘Yttrium’ as an English word beginning with the letter ‘y’.

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