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  • 450

    zoltar_says

    5 years ago

    Many people win gold at the olympics and most of them are forgotten. Elements will be used, studied, and talked about forever

    • 66

      Scott

      5 years ago

      But no one will know who discovered it or talk about the person that discovered it

    • 180

      Eli C

      5 years ago

      so? you could name if after yourself!

    • 148

      emdyey

      5 years ago

      Agree! If anyone discovered an element today, given the rarity of the feat, he'd become an instant rockstar (especially in the eyes of chem academics; but also pretty much everyone who has to deal with chemistry). Also, as zoltar_said, his name would be immortalized in books, and (in essence) the freakin' periodic table. No one talks about who won that men's 100m sprint 47 years ago anyway. Not when Usain Bolt has made it his own fucking event in the past 8 years. Olympic records are made to be broken, and a gold medal's significance goes with it. Exception: win the first gold medal for your country. I'm from the Philippines, and I imagine they'll treat a gold medalist like a damn national hero (somewhere along the Pacquiao level). That is until another Filipino gets a gold.

    • 30

      Lorenzo Avena

      5 years ago

      if you put a name to a NEW element kids will hate you for giving them more things to study .-.

    • 129

      TROLOTRON

      5 years ago

      But my element is easy its Trolololonium

    • 25

      John Countouriotis

      5 years ago

      @TROLOTRON Dang it I was going to name it something like that

    • 26

      Jakub Bj Boukal

      5 years ago

      Heh... Bitches love gold medails...

    • 7

      Crazed3raser

      5 years ago

      haha trololotron you make me want to change my answer

    • 10

      ossmosse

      4 years ago

      ImSoFreshYouCanSuckMyNutsium

    • 7

      sparta_the_cat

      4 years ago

      You could name the element after your self, some elements are named after people who helped create the periodic table of elements

    • 15

      Okmrbob

      4 years ago

      Scott guess who named Einsteinium

    • 20

      Mastortrole Skb

      4 years ago

      Kids would hate me for giving them more thingsto learn? Sweet.

    • 3

      Kevin Na

      4 years ago

      Probably Americans.

    • 2

      Jacob

      4 years ago

      i would get so much money from doing commercials

    • 11

      Jacob

      4 years ago

      If anyone "discovered" a new element these days (new elements are not discovered anymore, they are fabricated), it would be an extremely unstable, heavy element, not occurring in nature, existing only for nanoseconds. It would neither be used nor studied. Go read up on the Periodic Table! It's on WikiPedia.

    • 4

      Ashley

      4 years ago

      Honestly who cares about knowing the periodic table? Well besides my science teacher.........

    • 6

      Franklin Chen

      4 years ago

      Franktonium... yes

    • 1

      Franklin Chen

      4 years ago

      @Lorenza fuck future kids

    • 2

      Josue Gutierrez

      4 years ago

      i can only name a handful of people who have won gold medals and tons go on being a regular person after unless your phelps or von

    • 4

      Bruno Pedron

      4 years ago

      That's true. Einsteinium, Rutherfordium and Bohrium were names after great physicists.

    • 5

      YvesH93

      4 years ago

      The Only Name should be: Paladium... Ironman!

    • 0

      Loopholemania

      4 years ago

      Cobbnium

    • 2

      imablackwithglasses

      4 years ago

      I never talk about elements with my friends, I never talk about elements with anyone actually

    • 14

      Apost1997

      4 years ago

      Well you can name the element(it would be the heaviest element by far) : Yo Mamma

    • 2

      Alex Sandro Katamadze

      4 years ago

      YoMama and SoFat. (it didn't said only 1)

    • 4

      Micah Philson

      3 years ago

      Actually, we still talk about every person to discover elements. Especially Seaborg: He discovered over 10! Olympic medalists are forgotten unless they earn them like Michael Phelps, who will be forgotten in less than 50 years except during olympics time. Even less than that if someone else gets more medals.

    • 5

      Taylor180

      3 years ago

      When you discover an element, you can name it whatever you want, including after yourself, I'd rather be famous for millenia to a minority of Science majors than for one lifetime to one nation

    • 10

      Jack O'Lantern

      3 years ago

      Well thats easy. Kryptonite.

    • 2

      NarpNu

      3 years ago

      Vagnium

    • 1

      NarpNu

      3 years ago

      Vagnium

    • 1

      foxer

      3 years ago

      @Scott we all know Marie Curie, and she didnt win a gold medal did she?

    • 0

      Doofy

      3 years ago

      That's a funny element name

    • 0

      Steelmaster

      3 years ago

      I want steel to be on the periodic table :'c

    • 21

      tigerlord10

      3 years ago

      BlueStar in honor of the leader of ThunderClan from book one to four in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter

    • 0

      aBcD163

      3 years ago

      Unless your the fastest man in the world

    • 0

      Sam

      3 years ago

      Sametheum.

    • 0

      Utah G

      3 years ago

      i would nae it after a fictional element in a sci fi series. (ex: a high yield explosive element i would call barradium)

    • 0

      Mr Spoon

      3 years ago

      Penguinanium

    • 1

      AndreWatermelon

      2 years ago

      Watermelion

    • 0

      GeneralBoomer

      2 years ago

      Boomium

    • 4

      Sam

      1 year ago

      Hame the element 'Allahu Akhbarium'. Hilarity ensues.

    • 0

      Fredrik

      1 year ago

      I don't care about the fame, I'm just thinking I could make more money out of winning the Olympics.

    • 0

      TrickQuestion

      1 year ago

      True

    • 2

      CatCraftez

      1 year ago

      agreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

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      [deleted]

      1 year ago

      My point exactly

    • 2

      nicole

      1 year ago

      HARRYPOTTERUM >< *

    • 0

      ZLEN

      1 year ago

      More shit in Chemistry.

    • 1

      mcNuggets

      1 year ago

      Id change a element to BS or FU

    • 0

      SWJawaKitty

      1 year ago

      im a science girl! #scienceforever plus you could name it after yourself! that would be AWESOME personally i would name it after the Jawas in SW

    • 0

      Komaeda Nagito

      1 year ago

      Scott, pretty much everyone knows Einstein discovered Einsteinium.

    • 1

      *Savage* don't forget it

      1 year ago

      You get money for gold metal

    • 0

      Phillip873

      1 year ago

      This is very agreeable, because winning a gold medal will not be remembered unless it was spectacular. But this element can be used forever, plus I can name it after me!

    • 0

      A.M

      1 year ago

      Lolonium,Trollonium,or Memonium

    • 1

      scotchtape

      1 year ago

      Undertalemium

    • 1

      scotchtape

      1 year ago

      Undertalemium

    • 1

      Azrael

      1 year ago

      Mine would be called Azraelite (or my myrealnameite)

    • 2

      Jpodmoney2

      1 year ago

      I would call it Fuckunium (FU)

    • 0

      [Content Deleted]

      1 year ago

      FUCK SCIENCE I LIKE THE OLYMPICS

    • 0

      tom

      1 year ago

      plus an element you found could help the earth or something like that

    • 1

      broucoffle

      1 year ago

      Earthboundium

    • 0

      potato12gaga

      1 year ago

      i would call it-the potato thing(pt)

    • 1

      Luffy

      1 year ago

      I would name in Animanium

    • 0

      yo fat mother

      1 year ago

      who cares about the periodic table nerd

    • 0

      The Delta Snivy

      1 year ago

      I would call it Delta-Shit (DS)

    • 0

      Dinosam2010

      1 year ago

      I'd like to win a gold medal for my country!

    • 0

      ziyad

      1 year ago

      yo guys both are going to be written in history but the element namer would help the comountiy but the omlmpic gold winners just won it for theyr country ONLY that element could save us from global warming (maybye just maybye)

    • 0

      Awesome_Gamer

      10 months ago

      I'm pretty sure that winning a gold medal at the Olympics will be easier than naming a new periodic table element. Both are hard though :(

    • 0

      Alex

      9 months ago

      wats ur point. If u wanna be studied become hitler. Winning a gold will make me so much ahppier

    • 0

      isaSama

      8 months ago

      100% what i thought after i saw the results

    • 1

      Lyrica Prismriver

      3 months ago

      people really don't know how famous you will be to name an element, especially after yourself :D

    • 1

      Alexa

      2 months ago

      Make it called GirlsAreAwesome! (GAA)

    • 0

      SavageBEAST

      2 months ago

      or make 10 year olds suffer :)

    • 0

      hellotherjoe36

      1 month ago

      sterlixium is an element that exists for 2.430987437437 nanoseconds (just like basically every element past uranium)

  • 52

    Fullitenhund

    5 years ago

    Dalekanium.

  • 25

    Olz Benz Brittzen

    5 years ago

    I would name it Legend(wait for it)Daryum

  • 17

    Samantha Yeaman

    5 years ago

    Wingardium.

  • 14

    kinker

    5 years ago

    Ffhdfgsgdfuosdfhsidvusdoivubfilgubsaoivuabsvoiaubvgaoisdufbsadioubsdfoisudbgvsiuvbsiodfbusdoifubsadoibusdfoiasdbfoiasbdinum. Yeas, that is really the name of it.

    • 16

      Enzeru Youkai

      5 years ago

      "everyone please take your seats, we will now learn how to use the... ffh... dfgsg... blahblahblah dinum element"

  • 14

    Jordan Clover

    5 years ago

    Eff you guys, SCIENCE!!!

  • 13

    thegreatsage41

    5 years ago

    Vibranium, or adamantium, or unobtanium, or...

  • 12

    Shay Perkins

    5 years ago

    Element would be called element

  • 12

    Jawz

    5 years ago

    Jawz

  • 11

    little man

    5 years ago

    Godukurselfonium

  • 10

    Ultimateloopdaed

    5 years ago

    Marvelium

  • 10

    DaTrollKing

    5 years ago

    Boss-ium (like a baws)

  • 10

    DaTrollKing

    5 years ago

    Boss-ium (like a baws)

  • 10

    iSoapySuds

    5 years ago

    Element Zero from Mass Effect :-)

  • 10

    [deleted]

    5 years ago

    Raxicoricofallipatorianite. Haha. Just hope the mines aren't owned by the Slitheen family.

  • 9

    TheMacaroon

    3 years ago

    Fuckyouscienceisawesome-ium

  • 9

    meh

    4 years ago

    Sixtynineium

  • 9

    Austin Martinez

    5 years ago

    Unobtainium

  • 9

    The 11th Doctor

    5 years ago

    Whovidium

  • 8

    Mondasin

    5 years ago

    element named: You owe me five bucks.

  • 7

    JayCuite

    3 years ago

    I would name out Avengerainum

  • 7

    george

    4 years ago

    FusRoDahrium

  • 7

    Rhiannon Corey

    4 years ago

    Derp

  • 6

    KatnissEverderp

    4 years ago

    Derp. Yes. Derp.

  • 6

    KYNGofRo

    4 years ago

    zoidberg

  • 6

    crafting pug

    4 years ago

    noctanthiam or derpamegustaragecomicenwatchoutwegotabadassoverhereadogfortenyodawgweheredyoulikememessoweputthisperiodicelemetsoyoucanunderstandthatitwasreallylonganduseless

  • 6

    arsenicCatnip

    4 years ago

    :33 < nepetite

  • 6

    Matty Moolon

    5 years ago

    I shall call it Penisanium.

  • 5

    Nathan

    4 years ago

    Unobtanium

  • 5

    misterblack

    5 years ago

    Cyanite, Azurium, something related to the color blue.

  • 4

    Bexstar the Great

    3 years ago

    Idontgiveashitium

  • 4

    l4nd5h4rk

    4 years ago

    l4nd5h4rkium

  • 4

    Harley Volcko

    4 years ago

    Batmanium

  • 4

    Pedrodarigan

    4 years ago

    Motherfuckium it is.

  • 4

    slayer123129

    5 years ago

    i would name it rapeium

  • 4

    Zeekid

    5 years ago

    Nooooo I went to click the description and clicked red!!!!

  • 4

    Lemon

    5 years ago

    Bronyium, hehe~

  • 4

    Sydney

    5 years ago

    darthsydious

  • 4

    Alexisagirlsnametoo

    5 years ago

    1Direction

  • 4

    Necro

    5 years ago

    Necroanium

  • 3

    Matt Latter

    3 years ago

    Hafexilium

  • 3

    Hitorijanae

    3 years ago

    Killinum

  • 3

    Katniss

    4 years ago

    LoVe, my broyher in law would be proud

  • 3

    TeslaCoilGirl

    4 years ago

    My dream. IDGAF about the olympics. I love the PTE and this is my dream. My last name, though, is very similar to Hassium. I guess I'd be Hassanium, but there are too many Hassans in the world. I guess I'd use part of my middle name. Jabeenium. lol

  • 3

    Charles Manson

    4 years ago

    Ganjite

  • 3

    BearGrylls

    4 years ago

    Masterbatiumn

  • 3

    Meulin

    5 years ago

    I can name it Johnlock.

  • 3

    Exterrobang

    5 years ago

    Gallifreium.

  • 3

    Matthew J. Needham

    5 years ago

    Surprise.... 'nuff said.

  • 3

    nigra

    5 years ago

    NiggerSauce

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