Interesting Fact - Science

Under IUPAC (the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) rules, a new element can't be named after a living person.

(This means that even if you discover an element, you can't name it after yourself. In fact they have a lot of rules for the naming of things: Organic and inorganic compounds are contained in two publications, known as the Blue Book and the Red Book respectively. A third publication, known as the Green Book, describes the recommendations for the use of symbols for physical quantities (in association with the IUPAP), while a fourth, the Gold Book, contains the definitions of a large number of technical terms used in chemistry. Similar compendia exist for biochemistry (the White Book, in association with the IUBMB), analytical chemistry[7] (the Orange Book), macromolecular chemistry (the Purple Book) and clinical chemistry (the Silver Book). Is it just me, or does this all sound a bit Tarantinoish?)

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