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Heaviest Element Yet Known to Science Discovered1/4/2010 - From AP News Report
Lawrence Livermore Laboratories has announced the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, known as Governmentium (GV), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of other particles called peons.
Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. It is easily detectible, however, due to its unusual characteristic of impeding almost every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second to take up to 4 years to complete.
In the announcement, the laboratory stated that the new element has a normal half-life of 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganization in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass actually increases over time, since each reorganization causes more neutrons to become morons, causing one of the known variants of the new element, called an isodope. This characteristic of moronic promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass.
While Governmentium typically slows reactions, it can cause rapid decomposition of tax revenues. When catalyzed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates significant noise as it uses taxpayer funds to convert Gold (AU) into Lead (PB). After analysis, this characteristic was determined to be caused by the fact that Administratium has half as many peons but twice as many morons.
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