Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/183777/how-the-elements-on-the-periodic-table-got-their-names/
When you look at the names on the Periodic Table of Elements, you will no doubt wonder how some of those elements got their names. It turns out the names come from a wondrous variety of sources such as people, places, mythical beings, and more. So sit back and enjoy as PBS Digital Studios takes you on an etymological journey through the Periodic Table!
You get an A for rhyme-- but not very helpful at this time...
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