bill-swift - January 8, 2016
Scientists have recently discovered four new elements that will soon be added to the Periodic Table of the Elements. You know, that poster in science class you used to stare at and zone out. So far the elements don't have names and the organization that oversees the Table, the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, is taking suggestions. Many Motorhead fans think that one of the elements should be called lemmium in honor of recently deceased frontman and all around badass Lemmy Kilmister. The petition at Change.org reads in part,
"Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal. We believe it is fitting that the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry recommend that one of the four new discovered Heavy Metals in the Periodic table is named Lemmium."
I fully support this. Why are they going to name it after some crusty dead scientist or mineral when they can name it after the baddest bass player to ever pick up the instrument. As of this posting the petition has 92,000 signatures and counting. Will the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry listen to the will of the people?