The periodic table also is a map – well, kind of

Can't memorize all those elements? If you're more into geography, perhaps this will help.

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  • Twenty-nine of the 118 elements on the periodic table were named after places on the map.
  • Tennessee, California, and two towns in the Golden State got their own elements.
  • But nobody beats Ytterby, a small Swedish town that gave its name to four different elements.
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