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Discovery of a New Element

Received an email today, not many emails inspire to write something, but this one made me to. Quantum physics has always captured my imagination, photons, gravitons, muons, mesons, positrons, every one of them has a reason for existence most of them captured by an equation. Mankind ( at least the ones with some scientific background ) has always been fascinated, in the end to understand oneself, how one was made. The email received was from some one who dwells into and relishes the sci-fi aspect of life, he has quite a distinct way of putting across ideas, this is how he explains about the discovery of a new element. And i quote "The heaviest element yet known to science has been discovered. The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lefton-like