Alkali metals reacting in water
omg cesium just completely loses his shit
cesium calm the fuck down we’ve talked about this
I am awaiting this as a “Harlem Shake” at any moment. Until then, SCIENCE!
This is a good illustration of how the properties of elements intensify the farther down in the column they are.
T.I.L. about Pittsburgh, etc.
When Germany invaded Denmark in World War II, George de Hevesy dissolved the gold Nobel Prizes of German physicists Max von Laue and James Franck in aqua regia to prevent the Nazis from confiscating them, and then hid the solution on a shelf in his laboratory. The Nazis thought it was a common chemical and ignored the jar on the shelf. After the war, de Hevesy precipitated the gold out of the acid, which the Nobel Foundation used to recast the medals and present them to Laue and Franck again. What a badass. (Via Wikipedia and Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal.)
If I’m not mistaken, that means Max von Laue and James Franck were the first people to be same-sex married, thanks to science.
Oxygen: “You guys wanna watch my network?”
Fluorine & Uranium: “FU!”
Oxygen: “Be nice, you guys.”
Oxygen: “English, please.”
Oxygen: “Will you quit it? It’s STILL not Talk Like a Pirate Day.”
Oxygen: “Right. Holy Grail it is!”
Tungsten & Thorium: “WTh?”
Oxygen: “I know we just saw it, but it’s good.”