Thursday, September 11, 2003

Science is Fun

Do you know the names of all the chemical elements there are? I once had to learn all the abbreviations at school, but I only remember the ones that you need frequently. Tom Lehrer knows them all, and he can even sing them! In case it’s too fast to understand every word, the lyrics are availabe, and there also is a great flash version by Mike Stanfill that offers both the song and the lyrics.

Wow, I wish I could sing that! (It would be even cooler if the elements were in the correct order, though.)

Und ganz nebenbei habe ich gelernt, dass tungsten der englische bzw. schwedische (tung sten = schwerer Stein) Name für Wolfram ist.

Link via Schockwellenreiter.

Two years ago

It’s 12:30 am in Germany, half an hour past midnight. Two years ago, two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. Fray: missing pieces.