Atomic Number Memory Pegs: 81-105

©John P. Pratt, all rights reserved
Artwork by David R. Pratt
16 September 1997

Using these Atomic Number Memory Pegs is described in the explanation They are also arranged in the shape of a periodic table.

81. Tallow Candle (Thallium Tl). 81. Looks like a "1" and sounds like "tallow." Used in castles.

82. Lead Plumbing (Lead Pb). Under the cupboard. 82% lead. The latin word for lead is plumbum.


83. Pepto Bismol (Bismuth Bi). I "ate 3" teaspoons of Pepto Bismol (sounds like "83"). Pepto Bismol contains Bismuth Subsalicylate.


84. Polo Stick (Polonium Po). 7 dozen (84) polo sticks.


85. A tall Aster [85 petals] (Astatine At). The flowers, stem and leaf form an "85".


86. Radar warning. (Radon Rn). Protection for 86 miles.


87. France's Eiffel Tower (Francium Fr). Built for the World's Fair and commemorated the centenniel of the French Revolution which technically began in 1787.

88. Radio (Radium Ra). Piano music (88 keys) on FM 88.

89. Actor (Actinium Ac). He won 89 oscars.

90. Thorn (Thorium Th). Thorns stick out at 90° angle.


91. Paper protractor (Protactinium Pa). Measuring 91°, one degree more than a right angle. Use it to measure the angle of the thorns next to it.

92. Uranium A-Bomb. (Uranium U). 92 Kilotons. Memorize Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (the planets in a row) for 92, 93, 94.

93. Neptunian pitchfork (Neptunium Np). Neptune's trident is 9' long with 3 prongs. Memorize Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (the planets in a row) for 92, 93, 94.

94. Pluto the Pup (Plutonium Pu). Mickey Mouse's dog. Memorize Uranus, Neptune and Pluto (the planets in a row) for 92, 93, 94, and remember that Pluto's ears look like a 94.

95. American flag (Americium Am). Cost $95 .

96. Acme's curious curtains (Curium Cm). For a standard 8-foot tall room (96").


97. Rib knit Beret (Berkelium Bk). '97 style. Named for Berkeley, California, where berets have been seen.


98. Cauli-flower (Californium Cf). Remember Berkeley, California, are consecutive and that there is a 98 hidden in the cauliflower. California produces a lot of cauliflower.


99. Einstein's esoteric earrings. (Einsteinium Es). The hidden meaning is that his theory predicts you can only go 99% of the speed of light.


100. Fur mink (Fermium Fm). "Fur" sounds like fermium. It cost 100 thousand dollars and is 100% real fur from mink.


101. Mental M.D. (Mendelevium Md). They work on brains. Mental MD's all took Psychology 101.


102. No Bell (Nobelium No). The red bar divides the picture into two parts, to remember 102.


103. Laurel Wreath. (Lawrencium Lr). It has 103 leaves, and this one was also made with bulrushes.


104. Ruth's perfect Ford. (Rutherfordium Rf). It has 4 wheels and Ford sounds like "four" to remember 104. The Model-T was so "perfect" that is was popular for many years.


105. Hand. (Hahnium Ha). Has 5 fingers, for 5 more than 100.

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