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October 29, 2010

Da-ba-dee da-ba-dai… da-ba-deee da-ba-dai!

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!


26 Responses to “Da-ba-dee da-ba-dai… da-ba-deee da-ba-dai!”

  1. udupendra
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    Cobalt


  2. Rogi
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    Lots of elements can be used to make blue glass.
    But, you’re obviously looking for cobalt given the Kobold hint.


  3. Raghuvansh
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    Cobalt


  4. apar
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    Cobalt derived from the mythological Kobold.


  5. jowens
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    Cobalt


  6. Dibyo
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    cobalt


  7. SS

    Cobalt, derived from Kobold ore.


  8. Bharath
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    Cobalt


  9. krudebox
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    Cobalt


  10. Mo

    Cobalt! From Kobold.


  11. Anjul
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    Blue has to be Cobalt.


  12. Logik
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    Cobalt from the german word Kobold meaning evil spirits.
    Used in egyptian dyes.


  13. Rahul Rajeev

    Cobalt


  14. Kent

    Cobalt


  15. buk
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    Cobalt – from ‘kobold’


  16. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Cobalt,derived from Kobold


  17. username
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    cobalt?


  18. Cobalt
    2 is Goblin.


  19. Ananth
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    Cobalt


  20. Manish Achuth
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    Cobalt from Kobold.


  21. Mikey

    Cobalt


  22. AmK
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    Cobalt


  23. shrik
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    Cobalt, after Kobold.


  24. dineshk
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    Cobalt used in Cobalt blue dye. Named after kobold, the German word for goblin.


  25. Cobalt – Kobold


  26. Metal Cobalt derived from kobold meaning ‘goblin’


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