At Claremont McKenna college, chemistry professor Babak Sanii and his students have created an online tool that allows users to create "Elemental Cardograms" β€” periodic tables where the area of each element is made larger or smaller to reflect the chemical composition of specific items, ranging from tattoo ink to corn.

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Other fun projects: How many (real) elements are mentioned in Star Trek episodes and how frequently chemical elements are referenced in song lyrics.

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[H/T FlowingData]