TIL nuclear physicist Nicholas Kemmer suggested the atomic symbol “Pu” for plutonium deliberately as a joke because it resembled “P.U.” (an expression of disgust at a foul smell), yet no one objected, and it made it onto the periodic table. by whatilearned September 3, 2021, 6:49 am Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plutonium#Discovery What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote atomicdeliberatelyDisgustexpressionFouljokeKemmerNicholasnuclearobjectedperiodicphysicistPlutoniumresembledsmellsuggestedsymboltableTILToday I learned See more Previous article Lgbtqia+ flag pikachus pt 2 Next article TIL The reason for ABBA’s wild costumes was Swedish tax law. The cost of the clothes was deductible only if they could not be worn other than for performances. 3 Comments Leave a Reply They also thought he was naming copper when he was walking out the door one afternoon. Log in to Reply That’s dope Log in to Reply RDRR Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.