Thursday, February 5, 2015

Fact of the Day: New Element

Neon get its name from the Greek word neos which means 'something new". It was discovered in 1898 by two British scientists.

14 comments:

Pilar Domínguez said...

I knew the origin of the word but I didn´t know why they have called it neon. Kisses:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great info!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Interesting!

Margaret D said...

Oh really. I had never thought of how neon got it's name.

Pat Hatt said...

Makes sense, although a 100+ years later, is it still new? lol

Holy Ghost Writer said...

The name came together nicely

Christine said...

interesting!

stephen Hayes said...

Interesting. I have a neon light in the shape of a palm tree in my study.

Beate said...

I had no idea! Really love your facts of the day :)

Jax said...

This is interesting, especially since I speak Greek. :)

Moscow Blogger said...

I like this game

Al Penwasser said...

But, now, after all this time, it's something old.
Bummer.

Theresa Mahoney said...

I don't care how old it is, I still think it's cool!

bj said...

Gosh...had no idea it was that old....