Aluminium weighs more than concrete per volume (1m3) smithy.com/machining-refe…
Aluminium in its purest form was so rare in the 19th century, it was more valuable than gold. aluminiumleader.com/histo…
The standard "Briefcase Full of Money" in film is an aluminium Zero Halliburton. These briefcases have appeared in over 200 films and TV shows, and are also believed to hold the U.S. nuclear football en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zer…
Sandpaper aka glasspaper is not made with either sand or glass nowadays. They use other abrasives such as aluminium oxide sailmagazine.com/diy/know…
Transparent aluminum is a real material. It's called Aluminium oxynitride or ALON and has far less weight and thickness than traditional bulletproof glass. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
The Japanese 1 Yen coin is made from Aluminium and is so light that it can float on water. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1_y…
The "glass" on your iPhone lens cover is not actually glass. It's pure sapphire which is crystallised aluminium oxide. Which is much more resistant to scratches than glass. notebookcheck.net/Lensgat…
Napoleon III reserved a prized set of aluminum cutlery for special guests at banquets. Less favored guests used gold knives and forks. Aluminium was a valuable and prized metal. slate.com/articles/health…
There is a 8.5 cm (3.3 in) aluminium astronaut on the moon called the Fallen Astronaut meant to honor astronauts who have died in the advancement of space exploration. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fal…
Despite being the most abundant metal in the earth's crust, aluminium is never found in its pure form. It is always combined with other elements to form compounds. education.jlab.org/itsele…
The Washington Monument is capped with 100 ounces (2.83kg) of aluminium as a lightning rod, but also because aluminium was a rare and valuable metal at the time - as valuable as silver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Brass, Copper and some other alloys, when used as door knobs in hospitals, kill bacteria, even antibiotic ones such as MRSA far faster than steel and aluminium due to the Oligodynamic Effect news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/healt…
Scientists created a Transparent aluminium-like material as shown in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. It is a hard, glass-like magnesium aluminate that has visible and IR transmission. Military applications include lightweight bullet proof glass, armor and lasers. ipwatchdog.com/2016/02/19…
Soda is fizzier in cans (vs plastic bottles) because CO2 cannot escape an aluminium can. CO2 escapes sealed PET bottles quite readily. dailyedge.ie/soft-drinks-…
The spellings and pronunciation of the element aluminum in the United States and aluminium in England stems from Sir Humphry, who in 1807 named the element alumium, later changing it to aluminum, and in 1812 finally settling on aluminium. scienceblogs.com/worldsfa…
Putting Mercury in contact with an Aluminium plate triggers a process called amalgamation. As the Mercury penetrates the Aluminium, strands of Aluminium Oxide start to 'grow' out of the plate, forming some pretty wacky structures. youtu.be/IrdYueB9pY4
Transparent Aluminum is a real thing -- Aluminum Oxynitride (AlON) is a ceramic composed of aluminium, oxygen and nitrogen. youtube.com/watch?v=OaYt6…
IPod's varying colours were created by different degrees of corrosion of the titanium and aluminium casings that the iPod were manufactured with, and not a dye or paint. youtube.com/watch?v=3ZhVO…
Tin foil was actually used prior to aluminium foil, for wrapping foods. Tin was first replaced by aluminium in 1910, when a plant in Switzerland began rolling aluminium foil. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
High-voltage overhead conductors use Aluminum instead of copper. Since Aluminium is less conductive than copper the cables need to be 1.5x thicker but, even then, they're still 2x lighter. youtube.com/watch?v=yn9qh…
There are severe restrictions to the transportation of mercury aboard aircraft under most circumstances, because of the risk of it forming amalgam with exposed aluminium parts in the aircraft. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
Today I learned of Sir Humphrey Davy, who named several elements but couldn't decide on one for aluminium, which is why it's still referred to as "aluminum" in North America. worldwidewords.org/articl…
Despite being the 3rd most abundant element on Earth, aluminium has no known biological function for any life form on Earth link.springer.com/referen…
Sir Humphry Davy originally called "Aluminium" is "Alumium" in 1808. Four years later, he changed it to "Aluminum". Then, the British disliked this name because it disrupted the "-ium" pattern such as in sodium, and calcium. So they called it "Aluminium" since. scienceblogs.com/worldsfa…
It is actually safe to put aluminium foil trays in a microwave without it causing a fire bakeryandsnacks.com/Artic…
Aluminum and Aluminium are both correct pronunciations. The founder originally named it Alumium but was pressured to conform with the -ium names of most other elements. While everyone else called it Aluminium, the ACS used Webster's Dictionary spelling of Aluminum which stuck in America. thoughtco.com/aluminum-or…
The "sand" at Augusta National (the Masters Course) is actually Quartz, and a byproduct from mining feldspar for aluminium production masters.com/en_US/news/ar…
Aluminum and aluminium are both correct. They are spelled differently around the world. grammarist.com/spelling/a…
The Aston Martin factory only uses one robot; it applies adhesives to bond aluminium body panels together and is nicknamed "James Bonder" uk.cars.yahoo.com/news/as…
Buddy Ebsen, who played the Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz (1939), suffered from life-long respiratory problems due to the aluminium dust used for his makeup during production. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bud…
Despite its natural abundance, aluminium has no known function in biology wikipedia.org/wiki/Alumin…
Aluminium used to be a precious metal, and the 2.8kg aluminium tip on the Washington Monument was the largest single piece of aluminium in the world in 1884. It was more expensive than silver or gold at times in the 19th century. theroadtoemmaus.org/RdLb/…
Foil made from a thin leaf of tin was commercially available before its aluminium counterpart. In the late 19th century and early 20th century, tin foil was in common use, and some people continue to refer to the new product by the name of the old one. Tin foil is stiffer than aluminium foil. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/T…
In the mid-1880s, aluminium metal was exceedingly difficult to produce, which made pure aluminium more valuable than gold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
Element 13 (Al) was originally named Alumium, then Aluminum, and finally Aluminium. Americans adopted Aluminum, but the British didn't because it didn't follow the "ium" naming convention used at the time (Sodium, Calcium, Strontium, Potassium... etc.) and added the extra syllable. chemistry.about.com/b/201…
Aluminium is the standard international name for aluminum. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
The Tomago Aluminium Smelter user 10-12% of ALL electricity in the state of New South Wales. smh.com.au/environment/we…
The 1 yen coin weighs exactly 1 gram and is made of 100% Aluminium stippy.com/japan-life/fat…
It makes no difference when cooking if the aluminium foil is shiny side up or down. reynoldspkg.com/reynoldsk…
Aluminium was once so sought after that Napoleon III of France was reputed to have held a banquet where the most honored guests were given aluminium utensils, while the others made do with gold. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
Prior to 1859, Aluminium was more valuable than gold, and was greatly prized by royalty. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
Aluminium foil is not galvanized, the shiny and dull sides are caused by the rollers, not chemical process. It's identical. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
Pyrophoricity is the property of materials to spontaneously combust in air. This property is used in lighters. Some common pyrophoric elements are alkali metals (e.g. sodium), finely divided metals (e.g. iron, aluminium) and uranium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pyr…
Soda cans have a layer of water based varnish so that the acid of carbonated drinks doesn't eat away the aluminium of the can. youtube.com/watch?v=Nzxz7…
'one tonne of aluminium requires the same amount of electricity that an average family uses in 20 years' en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alc…
Aluminium is one of the few abundant elements that appears to have no beneficial function to living cells wikipedia.org/wiki/Deodor…
Most of the world uses the word "Aluminium", beside the United States, they spell it "Aluminum". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alu…
The reason for the aluminum peel-able seals on bottles/containers is that manufacturers use induction coils to heat the aluminum, sealing both the container and cap to the aluminium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ind…
Aluminum cans are one of the lightest packaging materials we use, with a thickness of about 0.097mm (less than 100 microns), as thin as a human hair. And they are becoming thinner... as every gram of weight saved in the can saves over 200k tonnes of aluminium globally per year. packaging.world-aluminium…
Aluminum used to be more valuable than gold, and Napoleon III's most important guests were given aluminium cutlery, while those less worthy dined with mere silver. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
The Juno spacecraft, set to arrive at Jupiter in July 2016, is carrying 3 aluminium Lego figurines. Two representing the mythological figures Jupiter and Juno, and the other of Galileo Galilei. nasa.gov/mission_pages/ju…
The metal cap of the Washington Monument is made out of aluminium. At the time of the tower being finished, aluminium costed as much as silver, but the price plummeted 2 years later when the Hall–HΓ©roult process was created. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
Aluminum is the original spelling of the element coined by chemist Sir Humphry Davy, only to be changed by editors afterwards to Aluminium etymonline.com/?term=alum…
Cryolite was the only mineral mined to commercial extinction, it was a vital source of aluminium until a replacement was developed just before WWII. rsc.org/chemistryworld/po…
Aluminum in the 17th century was a rare commodity, was traded at values higher than the price of gold, and appeared in royal crowns. The later invention of the Hall-HΓ©roult purification process caused the high price of aluminium to crash. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pre…
Aluminium can be added to brass alloys, making the finished product both stronger and more corrosion resistant. It also also causes a highly beneficial hard layer of aluminium oxide to be formed on the surface that is thin, transparent, and regenerative. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bra…
Buddy Ebsen, the original Tin Man, had to be hospitalized, due to the aluminium powder in his make-up. biography.com/people/budd…
Water from the sprinkler system + molten aluminium from the burning planeβ€˜s fusilage probably created the explosion in the Twin Towers, that made Conspiracy Wing of the Tin Foil Hat League go haywire translate.google.com/tran…
Some of the aluminium alloy framework from the Hindenburg airship wreckage was salvaged and sent back to Germany to be used in the Luftwaffe (German WW2 air force). en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hin…
The concentration of aluminium in a lot of landfills is more than the concentration of aluminum in bauxite from which the metal is derived greatmining.com/landfill-…
Thermite can be made from rust and aluminium. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
In 1974 due to the rising copper prices the US mint proposed an alloy of aluminium and trace metals. 1,571,167 were struck in anticipation of release, but none were released into circulation. Of the 34 given to Congress men – 14 were never returned when the coins were recalled. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/197…
Pop cans have a coating on the inside to prevent the aluminium from oxidizing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bev…
Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth's crust but is almost never found in its elemental state (pure Aluminium metal). education.jlab.org/itsele…
Even though being called Aluminum first, Noah's Webster Dictionary in 1828 kept American's on Aluminum as opposed to Sir Humphry's colleges preferring Aluminium. scienceblogs.com/worldsfa…
There's an aluminium smelter in New Zealand that accounts for 15% of the country's total electricity usage en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New…
Lian Li (PC case company) make an aluminium DIY dinosaur toy lian-li.com/v2/en/product…

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