Claudia Carroll (Claud15000@AOL.COM)
Wed, 17 May 1995 00:17:07 -0400
Something a friend sent me.
> Scientists Discover New Element
> The heaviest element known to science was recently
>discovered by physicists at the Yale's Research Center. The
>element, tentatively named administratium, has no protons or
>electrons and thus has an atomic number of 0. However, it does
>have one neutron, 125 assistant neutrons 75 vice-neutrons and 11
>assistant vice-neutrons. This gives it an atomic mass of 312.
>These 312 particles are held together in a nucleus by a force
>that involves the continuous exchange of meson-like particles
> Since it has no electrons, administratium is inert.
>However, it can be detected chemically as it impedes every
>reaction it comes in contact with. According to the discoverers,
>a minute amount of administratium caused a reaction to take over
>four days to complete, when it would normally occur in less than
> Administratium has a normal life of approximately three
>years, at which time it does not actually decay but, instead,
>undergoes a reorganization in which assistant neutrons,
>vice-neutrons and assistant vice-neutrons exchange places. Some
>studies have shown that the atomic weight usually increases after
> Research at other laboratories indicate that administratium
>occurs naturally in the atmosphere. It tends to concentrate at
>certain points such as government agencies, large corporations,
>universities and can actually be found in the newest, best
> Scientists point out that administratium is known to be
>toxic at any level of concentration and can easily destroy any
>productive reactions where it is allowed to accumulate. Attempts
>are being made to determine how administratium can be controlled
>to prevent irreversible damage, but results to date are not
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