Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fact of the Day: Carbon

Carbon was one of the earliest discovered elements, and it get its name for the Latin word Carbo which means "coal". As there is quite a bit of carbon in coal. 

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  1. sure there is, I spent my childhood shovelling coal during winter for heating!

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  2. Tax it, tax it, before it runs away.

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  3. Aren't diamonds made from carbon?

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  4. Oh really, guess that makes sense.

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  5. I knew diamonds were made from carbon, but not much more.

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  6. I have a funny story. When I lived in West virginia for a year I saw mothers who let their babies chew on coal as a teething reliever. Weirdest thing I've ever seen.

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  7. I get quite a bit of it in my stocking at Christmas.

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  8. My parents used to coal for heating when I was a kid... nasty stuff gets on everything.

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  9. This is really quite interesting. I didn't know this.

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