Sign a petition to name a heavy metal element after Lemmy

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A petition is calling for a newly discovered heavy metal element to be named after late Motörhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister, and has suggested the brilliant name “Lemmium”.

The petition, launched today by Change.org user John Wright from York, UK, is calling on The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC, aka the peeps who deal with these sorts of things) to give Lemmy’s name to one of the four new elements, which currently have the pretty boring temporary titles ‘ununtrium (113)’, ‘ununpentium (115)’, ‘ununseptium (117)’ and ‘ununoctium (118)’.

“Heavy rock lost its most iconic figure over Christmas with the sudden and unexpected death of Ian ‘Lemmy’ Kilminster,” says Mr Wright, before stating his very scientific case for Lemmium becoming a thing.

“Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal,” he says. Geddit?

Mr Wright says a star has already been named after Lemmy so that his name meets IUPAC’s naming requirements, which state that new elements “can be named after a mythological concept, a mineral, a place or country, a property or a scientist”. Lemmy was a rock’n’roll scientist, right?

After the four new synthetic elements are given names by the scientists who helped discover them, they’ll be up for public review for five months before being confirmed and added to the periodic table.

Mr Wright’s petition, which has almost 100 signatures at the time of writing, has already seen support from Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, who shared the petition with his Twitter followers by retweeting Mr Wright.



Here is the petition...

https://www.change.org/p/support-lemmy-tribute-name-newly-discovered-heavy-metal-lemmium
 

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I just heard of him when he took a dirt nap. Find someone that doesn't look like a members cousin.
 

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Geeze, I thought he was everyone's hero; the heck with him then. :laugh2:
Sinemmium sounds better anyway. :thumb:
 

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Honest, I loved Lemmy and hos music, but I gotta believe that a old metal guy, no matter how cool is just a little trivial for naming a fundamental building block of the universe. Not diminishing Lemmy, just noting the profoundness of newly discovered elements
 

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Motorhead was not a metal band they were rock and roll!


No! He was a filthy mean old man! My he rest in peace if that load is possible.

Where did you hear or read that? Or should that have been in purple?
 

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Motorhead was not a metal band they were rock and roll!




Where did you hear or read that? Or should that have been in purple?

I make most of this stuff up! He looks it don't he? Creeps me out! I heard other stuff that has nothing to do with him or anything really. Oh that name is made up! He borrowed money. Lend me 5 is how that started. He's dead so I will forget that.
 

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Motorhead was not a metal band they were rock and roll!

There is that. But I don't think they have discovered any new rocks lately.

Maybe a baker could name one of these Lemmy...

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Would you have the hours and their number?

Yes but I don't believe I should share it. Those Lemmys are mostly white flour which can promote insulin resistance and expand your waistline, ask your doctor.
 

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I bet the guy who discovered it has other feelings on the matter.

His name may more fittingly adorn a liquor bottle.
 

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