Tom Scott visits the little scandinavian town Ytterby to tell us a bit about it’s great scientific history. A quarter million people already have seen this video.
“Yttrium, terbium, erbium and ytterbium were all named after one small town on the Stockholm archipelago. But it could have been different, and there could have been many other names. From a snowy bit of Sweden, and a mine that’s a historical landmark, let’s talk about discovery, chemists, and a man named Gadolin.”