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Lesser Known Chemical Elements (Quiz for April 1)

Have fun learning about these almost unknown elements.
All end with the letters "ium"
Quiz by joez
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First submittedMarch 30, 2019
Last updatedMarch 30, 2019
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Sw
Discovered at CERN by a team from ETH Zurich and named for their country.
Switzerlandium
Ox
Its existence was postulated by Steven Hawking. Discovered after his death, it was named for his alma mater.
Oxfordium
Uk
Discovered at the ruins of the Chernobyl nuclear reactor. Named after its country.
Ukrainium
Pi
Discovered at Carnegie Mellon University and named after its city.
Pittsburghium
Q
Discovered in a meteorite by astrophysicist Brian May and named for the band for which he played lead guitar.
Queenium
Wa
Discovered at the Hanford nuclear processing site and named for its state on the Pacific coast.
Washingtonium
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Tp
Discovered at the Eindhoven University of Technology and named for the country's national flower.
Tulipium
Sk
Discovered in Krakow at AGH University of Science and Technology. It was named in honor of Marie Curie. However, they used her Polish maiden name.
Skłodowskium
Vu
Discovered on and named for Mr. Spock's home planet. Used in the production of rubber.
Vulcanium
Bu
Discovered by Homer Simpson at the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. Named for the owner of the plant. Responsible for a new species of three-eyed fish.
Burnsium
Bt
Useful in crime fighting and an integral item in the Cape Crusader's utility belt.
Batmanium
Af
Named for the day of its discovery, the first day of April.
April_Fools! ...ium
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level 30
Mar 30, 2019
Great April's Fools quiz! (I took it a little early) There's a little typo in the Wa element clue (double "its")
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level 69
Mar 30, 2019
Thanks! Correction made.