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October 29, 2010

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srikanth @ 11:59 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1288396786 ) Play

(…and a second question today to make up for the delay in posting yesterday’s :-))

This metal has historically been used as a dye – especially for glass (1). Its etymology lies in (2). What metal?

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Answer:
Cobalt. It is named after the mischievous creature of German folklore called a Kobold. Miners named it Cobalt because the typical cobalt they mined was fused with Arsenic, and often caused them a lot of trouble, and they blamed it on the Kobolds!

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