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Periodically 79

Trivia brain teasers have some element of trivia in them, but they are not just pure trivia questions.

 

Puzzle ID:#18019
Fun:*** (3)
Difficulty:*** (2.37)
Category:Trivia
Submitted By:beanie89*****

 

 

 



I am periodically the number 79. Long ago some attempted to make me from 29, but learned it couldn't be done. If you add me to 80 I appear to be 47 temporarily.
What am I?




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Comments

accordionman*us*
Jun 24, 2004

This is the first chemical question I can answer on this site. This was an awesome teaser!
doggyxpus*
Jun 24, 2004

This teaser, although it was easy, was fun and enjoyable. Great job!
crystalstar*
Jun 24, 2004

This was hard for me! Well I thought it was incredible and I added it to my faves!
shelleyz*
Jun 25, 2004

this teaser was so easy
Varthen**
Jul 01, 2004

Isnt this supposed to be in the science category?
vbfreak55
Jul 26, 2004

i don't like science and the table of elements. too hard for me. i also thought it should be under the science catagory, although that might give it away.
usernameAhk*
Aug 18, 2004

easy, easy, easy!
nunya*
Jan 08, 2005

clever!
southernbby4*
Jan 15, 2005

this was totally hard but when igot the answer i thought DUH
whoelsebutme09*
Feb 17, 2005

that was pretty easy even 4 me!
MULA
Mar 04, 2005

THATS A GOOD ONE
kcelf27**
Apr 25, 2005

Well my brain must be made of some sort of mushy element because I had no clue at all. You guys must all be science buffs!
smarty_blondy*ro*
Oct 01, 2005

Very clever, i had no idea it was elements you wrote about. Awesome job on this one!
lukeschettAus*
Mar 26, 2007

I thought that people wanted to make lead into gold.
mumbojumbo1234A*
Aug 13, 2008

It's funny... I didn't know the numbers for sure, but this is just one of those rated-harder puzzles that took no effort on my part. Just the wording alone gave it away, I suppose, even without the periodic, though once I thought about it that was a dead giveaway.
J-Mac*
Aug 13, 2008

Very good! I liked this one. When I saw 29 I was thinking it should be 82 - I had Lead on my mind.

Thanks!

Jim
craniacAus*
Aug 13, 2008

It was easy. Just pull up a periodic chart and look.
zxyggrhynAph*
Aug 13, 2008

My Idea:

Something '79' related to time. I was misled by the word 'periodically'!

Good Job!
bradon182001*us*
Aug 13, 2008

Nice one. Thanks for posting.
emu77alu02us*
Aug 13, 2008

I knew that it had to do with the table of elements, but I wasn't about to go hunt down my high-school chemistry books and charts to figure out which elements they were.
This was pretty good and informative!
doeheadAus*
Aug 13, 2008

Good Quiz. My Chemical background made it easy for me.
YsemayAus*
Aug 13, 2008

I really liked this one.
phyllisa*us*
Aug 13, 2008

GREAT teaser - I had to look up Hg, but got the rest!!!! Got my brain working!!!!
kwelchansAus*
Aug 13, 2008

I knew it had to do with elements, but I had to pull up a periodic table to find out WHICH element.
jennsingergirlAus*
Aug 13, 2008

Clever!! Good job!! =)
auntiesisAus*
Aug 13, 2008

I don't know the numbers , but the wording gave it away. Very good teaser even for this dummy.
UptheHillA*
Aug 13, 2008

brainyboy615*us*
Aug 13, 2008

Awesome! Great Teaser!!!
Jazzy_Sammy_13Aus*
Aug 13, 2008

Koolio
kauphi1976Aus*
Aug 13, 2008

golden ! i actually got it looking at it ! and i thought i hated chemistry !
monkey289Aau*
Aug 13, 2008

Very easy and fun!
FatHeadAus*
Aug 16, 2008

I had to figure it out, but I succeeded! (But I thought alchemists tried to make gold out of lead?)
Mandy7us*
Aug 13, 2011

i no this is off topic, but i lik gems n gold n stuff lik that cuz itz pretty n shiny and they cost a lot but i lik 2 pretend that i hav such jewels cuz mah sister likz 2 play games lik that
Mandy7us*
Aug 13, 2011

haha thatz... odd, i guess but good point, fathead (dont mean 2 be rude, but that IS ur username, right?) srry bout that
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 13, 2011

This isn't my favorite type of teaser but the majority of folks did like it! As for me, once again, the comments provided an ELEMENT of surprise and a good laugh! Come on Doehead - don't let me down - let's hear your comment on this one!
doeheadAus*
Aug 13, 2011

My response to gayle. My chemistry studies in college made this one worth about $1740 an ounce. I'll take about 2 tons if your giving it away.
wordmama*
Aug 13, 2011

Didn't need the periodic table; the line 'long ago some attempted to make me from....' gave it to me. Didn't matter from which element; the "me" was gold!
Mandy7us*
Aug 13, 2011

ok............
thats..... odd i guess?
wat wuz that all bout???????
rockstar1009**
Aug 15, 2011

This one was fun . . . possibly my favourite yet. I knew the answer was gold, but the copper clue threw me off (I too was thinking lead, but I know copper is 29). I didn't know Hg was 80, but I did know Au was mixed with Hg during gilding processes & while I didn't know the alloy would look like Ag, I assumed it must based on the clues.

Great, fun teaser!
Babe*
Aug 13, 2014

Not a science person and we never learned the periodic table when I went to school, at least not in any of my classes so this was a big nothing to me.
jaycr*us*
Aug 13, 2014

Got the answer but not all the details that went with it.
HABS2933Aca*
Aug 13, 2014

Guessed it from the title. There is little I recall from HS chem classes, but there are a few elements whose numbers I remember.
doodles*
Aug 13, 2014

Chemistry classes in the past made this one doable.
catmom*us*
Aug 13, 2014

Just downloaded the Periodic Table. Mybe next time I will have a clue.
gaylewolfAus*
Aug 13, 2014

Good idea, Catmom. I'll do that next time, too! Have a wonderful day!



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