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#78854 08/24/02 11:31 PM
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We had a discussion a while back on AWAD about the density of minerals. Iridium, according to Stales, I'm pretty sure, was the most dense. I can't recall which was the least dense, although ice was not very dense--there was something less dense than ice, however...

I guess you wouldn't want a pen with a tip made of ice!

I suppose I should do a search here on "iridium" to get my facts straight...


#78855 08/25/02 12:07 AM
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Iridium [Ir] [77] - Chemical element datasheet - Periodic Table ... - ... Iridium,
Symbol: Ir ... with platinum. Use(s): Used with osmium to tip gold pen points, to make crucible
and special containers. Also to ...
http://www.vcs.ethz.ch/chemglobe/ptoe/_/77.html (Search within this site)


#78856 08/25/02 05:21 PM
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Without thinking, I used a word very similar to tek Ni Kolor in my newspaper column without using the strict format. My editor received a nasty letter with a threat of legal action from the law firm that acts as the copyright watchdog for some company or other that makes colour for movies under a very similar name.

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My Pharmacology Consultant uses the term "medical mishap waiting to happen".


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