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Random Bits [Aug. 19th, 2008|04:11 pm]

You've probably seen the photographic periodic table which shows what each element looks like.

Now there's the Video Periodic Table which features a small video about each different element! It's largely presented by a chemistry professor at the University of Nottingham. He may be insane or it may just be the hair.

Favorite quote: "So, after touching it, you wouldn't want to lick your hands. Of course, a good chemist doesn't lick his hands anyway."


What happens when the font club has a meeting. And Comic Sans proves useful, though many people aren't fond of it, it seems.

[Update:] Madius pointed me to this fun article on capitalizing "I".

From: avon_deer
2008-08-19 11:41 pm (UTC)
I spent a good while a few weeks ago watching all of those element movies. A friend of mine on LJ sent me the link.

I see you have seen "The IT Crowd", too. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2008-08-19 11:48 pm (UTC)
Yep. It sometimes seems I watch as much BBC via YouTube and sharing as I do actual US TV.
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From: silvertaine
2008-08-20 12:31 am (UTC)
*turns into a giggling pile of typographic goo* That... was the BEST video EVER! *downloads for later snickering*

...and, on the very first day of my Graphic Design I class, we were told to NEVER EVER EVER EVER EVER IF YOU EVER WANT TO WORK IN DESIGN EVARRRRRRR use Comic Sans. The End. Period. Say no more. *tosses it in a box, locks it, and throws away the key* ;)
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[User Picture]From: foobart
2008-08-21 06:16 am (UTC)
That's one hell of a lot of Cesium...I'd be scared of handling it!
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[User Picture]From: mcfractal
2008-08-22 10:14 am (UTC)
The typeface club had me belly laughing uncontrollably.
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