Great Moments in Nerdery: Blogging the Periodic Table of Elements


As you know, at The Nerdery we really dig the periodic table, just take a peek at our About Us page. So you can understand why we’re really pumped about Sam Kean’s Slate project Blogging the Periodic Table of Elements. He’s just started the project so you need only catch up on Antimony, Hydrogen, Selenium, Vanadium, Copernicium, Nitrogen & Phosphorus, and Lithium. And you should! It’s really fascinating trivia.

“Despite its obscurity, probably no element on the periodic table has as colorful a history as antimony. Money, madness, poison, linguistics, charlatanism, sex—pretty much every theme that runs through the periodic table can be found in Element 51.”

Great Moments in Nerdery: Meet the Elements

There probably aren’t very many things nerdier than singing about science, specifically the periodic table. One need only check out the About Us section of The Nerdery to witness our penchant for periodic tables first hand. Here in this cute and incredibly catchy video They Might Be Giants put the periodic table to music. I warn you, it is They Might Be Giants and you’ll be singing snippets of this song for the rest of the day.

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It seems that the only thing web nerds love more than bacon, cupcakes, and zombies might be Periodic Tables.