Fifty-Two Little Herbert Hoovers
One Medium-Sized and One Small-Sized Herbert Hoover

Chemistry!

Now where did I find the link to this?

Mental Health Break: The Alkali Metals Show Their Personalities. In the Pipeline::

I suppose that the way to think about it is that the bare charge of the three protons of lithium is shielded from the valence electron by the two inner-orbital electrons, and that the bare charge of the fifty-five protons of cesium is shielded from the valence electron by the fifty-four inner-orbital electrons, and thus in each case you have (roughly) a valence electron attracted to a proton with the cesium electron being much further away, hence much more weakly attached, hence with much more energy to release when it drops into its place in a stable OH- ion...

Don't try this at home!

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