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Entries Tagged as 'Mercury'

Quicksilver’s Last Stand

March 3rd, 2011 · 5 Comments

News of the mercury thermometer’s imminent demise got me wondering about where, exactly, our quicksilver comes from these days. Much to my surprise, I discovered that there is but a single mine in the world dedicated solely to the production of mercury. It is in Khaidarkan, a village in southwestern Kyrgyzstan, where the poor soil […]

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Pockmarked Immortality

August 25th, 2009 · No Comments

As of this very moment, we have a new life goal: becoming one of the scores of celebrated creative types with a Mercury crater to their name. Yes, we realize the odds of this happening are slim to none—we’ve got a long way to go before we join the hallowed ranks of Utagawa Kunisada or […]

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