maggiekb at April 24th, 2014 08:33 — #1
spunkytws at April 24th, 2014 09:09 — #2
Whether it has commercial applications or not it's very beautiful. And it really surprises me that so many new minerals are discovered every year.
jdk998 at April 24th, 2014 09:38 — #3
A timely discovery named in honor of great leader Vladimir Putin.
xzzy at April 24th, 2014 09:46 — #4
Disappointed it's not Australium.
waterloonie at April 24th, 2014 10:44 — #5
You're thinking of Putiniste -- a persistent contaminant and systemic toxin. Symptoms of exposure include loss of speech, restricted freedom of movement and, when in Western Europe, sudden chills.
crenquis at April 24th, 2014 10:53 — #6
They are reserving that name for a new mineral that also happens to be very deadly...
tribune at April 24th, 2014 11:08 — #7
If we hide it in a lead lined container and suddenly open it up in front of Putin, does he lose his super powers? Or maybe it does that to Dean Putney?
chenille at April 24th, 2014 11:20 — #8
That suffix would be for a metal. If it helps, though, there is already an australite. It's supposed to be the result of an asteroid or comet impact, so I think can at least serve as a reminder of very deadly things.
generic_name at April 24th, 2014 14:51 — #9
Let me know when they discover dilithium crystals.
miasm at April 24th, 2014 15:33 — #10
According to the Star Fleet Medical Reference Manual,
(p. 17) dilithium's symbol was Dl, and it had the atomic weight 315 and
atomic number 119. It was first discovered by Humans as early as 2049 on the fifth moon of Jupiter.
brainspore at April 24th, 2014 15:41 — #11
Putnisite is a newly discovered purple mineral that, unlike the many minerals found each year, is not closely related to already-known minerals.
What about Vegemite?
laynesk at April 24th, 2014 15:59 — #12
Thank god somebody got in early on that joke.
I expect every late-night talk host to now beat it to death.
waterloonie at April 24th, 2014 16:16 — #13
I came up with it before it was cool.
cellocgw at April 24th, 2014 17:14 — #14
ya beat me to it. Now for some Put(i)niscitetic purple prose...
cunk at April 24th, 2014 18:04 — #15
They're rocks, Marie. Jesus!
itsumishi at April 26th, 2014 06:11 — #16
maggiekb at April 29th, 2014 08:33 — #17
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