Saturday, January 28, 2017

Fun Gallium Flag - Element 31

A fun flag for Gallium is aligned by providence, as it was created on the first day of the Year of the Rooster 2017.   Element 31 is a very special element.  It is a metal but it is a metal that is sensitive to the human touch.  Most metals are indifferent to human contact, but Gallium liquidates when it is touched by human hands, kinda' making one feel like a superhero.   This property of human touch to transformation is due to a unique melting point that is just below the human body temperature, at 85.58° F.  It's just one of those cosmic coincidences or rather an amazing atomic alignment.  

Gallium is associated with the Gauls, where its namesake originates, thanks to Lecoq de Boisbaudran, who discovered it in 1875.  As the ancient French were one in one with Guals.  

Since the rooster has become an unofficial national emblem for France, we have a rooster in the center of the coat of arms on the fun flag for Gallium.  It is a French Rooster of blue, white, and red.  Also present is the atomic Z number for Gallium - 31 and a fleur-de-lis.  The background is an homage to the French fleur-de-lis as a Fleur-de-Atoms. The modern flag of France is also hidden in the tail feathers.

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