The Lazy Gas?

By Wednesday, August 25, 2010 , , , , 0

 

Which element is lazy?

It is Argon, named by William Ramsay in 1865 named from the Greek word ‘Argos’ – which means lazy.

But why lazy? Well, it doesn’t do anything (ie, react) so Ramsay felt this was a good name.

There is a retail store in the UK that has the same Greek name…… I wonder if they realise what it means as well?!

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