Friday, September 16, 2011
The Friday 56 - The Disappearing Spoon
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56.
*Find any sentence that grabs you.
*Link it to Freda's Voice.
*Add your (url) post to Linky on Freda’s post
The book this week is The Disappearing Spoon: and other tales of madness, love and the history of the world from the Periodic Table of the Elements by Sam Kean.
Mendeleev might as well have predicted cheese on Mars before Lecoq de Boisbaudran found evidence for his table in gallium.
Mendeleev did a lot of early work on putting the Periodic Table together and predicted what some the elements that hadn’t been discovered would look like. Which was just a nice story until someone actually found one.