We learn that Marie Curie used to provoke jealousy in colleagues' wives when she'd invite them into closets to see her glow-in-the-dark experiments. And that Lewis and Clark swallowed mercury capsules across the country and their campsites are still detectable by the poison in the ground. Why did Gandhi hate iodine? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium? And why did tellurium lead to the most bizarre gold rush in history
From the Big Bang to the end of time, it's all in THE DISAPPEARING SPOON.
My Review: Chemistry was never my strong suit but I have to admit that I found the anecdotal stories of the elements fascinating. There are part of of Lewis and Clark's poo, POO, PEOPLE, along the trails of exploration. The stories along the way include explosions (of course), insanity, lies, betrayal, and scandal. And it all surrounds that poster on the wall from Chemistry 101.
Loved it. 5 stars.
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