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November 12, 2018

Metals are an important part of our world. So important we mark epochs in our history after them; such as the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. The Bronze Age goes back as far as 3600 BC, however, interestingly enough, it wasn't until 1735 that a metal, cobalt, was discovered that was completely unknown to the ancients.

Since that time some truly bizarre metals have been discovered, such as...

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Today's Random Fact:

Mercury, which becomes solid at -40 degrees F, is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature.

The rare metal gallium melts at 86 degrees F. It is safe to touch. If you hold a piece of it in your hand and wait, your body heat will melt it.

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Bonus Fact:

Gold is the sixteenth most rare of the chemical elements. Though it is one of the rarest metals, gold was the first to be discovered by man.