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the list of misidentified chemical element names on wikipedia is extremely evocative and all of them seem like they could be plausible fictional unobtaniums; they also look like they could have been generated with a recurrent neural network ("alkalinium", "berzelium", "decipium", "ptene", "wasium")

@aparrish Reminds me of the old yttrium-ytterbium superconductor chestnut

@aparrish Wish we'd seen these misidentified element names before the elements-themed . The working title for @masu and my track was "Oganesson", though it ended up being about one well-known and one still-theoretical element. (Which ones? I'm keeping you in suspense.)