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Uranium is named after Uranus, and other inside jokes

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Part of the fun of fakeology is picking apart origin stories. @smj is great at this, and we value his wit when reading Wickedpedia.

The central part of the nuclear lie is the nuclear reactor. Everything else about a nuclear power plant is real. Boiling water, steam, spinning turbines all work well and have changed society. It’s the core lie of pellets and rods that I question.

Is there anything in the Uranium story that’s hard to believe? Any numerology used to code the fakery? Has anyone tested its melting point of 1132C perchance? Is there any chance someone with such a kiln could debunk this Masonic number?

I’ll highlite some fun numbers and links below.

Let’s explore the wonderful world of your anus’ magic rock!

Uranium is a heavy metal which has been used as an abundant source of concentrated energy for over 60 years.
Uranium occurs in most rocks in concentrations of 2 to 4 parts per million and is as common in the Earth’s crust as tin, tungsten and molybdenum. Uranium occurs in seawater, and can be recovered from the oceans.
Uranium was discovered in 1789 by Martin Klaproth, a German chemist, in the mineral called pitchblende. It was named after the planet Uranus, which had been discovered eight years earlier.
Uranium was apparently formed in supernovae about 6.6 billion years ago. While it is not common in the solar system, today its slow radioactive decay provides the main source of heat inside the Earth, causing convection and continental drift.
The high density of uranium means that it also finds uses in the keels of yachts and as counterweights for aircraft control surfaces, as well as for radiation shielding.
Uranium has a melting point of 1132°C. The chemical symbol for uranium is U.


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