TIL the village of Ytterby, Sweden (population 3,000) has 4 chemical elements named after it: yttrium, terbium, erbium, and ytterbium

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And Johan Gadolin, who played a part in these discoveries, also has Gadolinium named after him.

SlightlyScruffy

Did you know: The chemical and physical properties of ytterbium could not be determined with any precision until 1953, when the first nearly pure ytterbium metal was produced by using ion-exchange processes. Text STOP to unsubscribe from Ytterbium Facts.

AnthillOmbudsman

Fun fact: I’ve lived in every state with a chemical element named after it.

ACuteMonkeysUncle

Ytterbuttium

Panic-Current

So why is this the case, OP?

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