Yesterday morning, while getting ready for work…
Him: So they’ve discovered a new element.
Me: They did?
Him: Yeah, it’s called Element 115.
Him: It’s the heaviest element on Earth.
Him: Uranium used to be the heaviest. It’s got 92 protons around its nucleus. This one has 115.
Him: Well, to give you an idea? Lead and gold have 82 and 79 protons, so this one has almost 50% more.
Light bulb pops on in my head. I’m surprised he didn’t hear it.
Me: So which weights more, an ounce of gold or an ounce of Element 115?
Him: An ounce of Element 115… (pause as he looks at my shit-eating grin) What?
Me: No, they’re both an ounce.
Him: Oh whatever… I should have known. YOU asking a question about SCIENCE.
Me: Hey, I’ve gotta take my chances to get you when I can.