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Periodic Tableware

Miss Cellania
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The internet is great for study aids, if nothing else. The periodic table of the elements is easier to study as an interactive table. Click on an element to retrieve all kinds of further information. Nice, but there are more imaginative minds working on putting the "able" back into the table.

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The Google Image Search Periodic Table uses the first image that appears in an image search for each element.

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This table is made of keyboard keys, and is also somewhat interactive. But that's just the beginning! James Brown, mixed drinks, and comic book superheroes all appear on periodic tables, after the jump.

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The interactive Periodic Table of Funk starts with James Brown and ends with Bruce Lee's fist.

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The Periodic Table of Dessert

shows the most basic elements are sugar and butter, but range up to Creme de Cacao.

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The Testy Table (of drinks) is available on a t-shirt.

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The Periodic Table of Elements of Kansas, featured at the reDiscovery Institute, was contructed to spoof the Discovery Institute, which espouses the theory of intelligent design.Which all just goes to show that what seemed so difficult and dorky when you studied it in high school can be radically cool with a little imagination. (some links via Neatorama, The Presurfer, and Boingboing)

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