#125637. Asked by Jordanar18. (Apr 05 12 4:36 PM)
Hg is the modern chemical symbol for mercury. It comes from hydrargyrum, a Latinized form of the Greek word "hydrargyros", which is a compound word meaning "water-silver" (hydr- = water, argyros = silver) - since it is liquid like water and shiny like silver. The element was named after the Roman god Mercury, known for speed and mobility.
The Road to Commercial Success ... Roy and HG found near-international fame as variety and talk show presenters on their 'down under' televisual coverage of the Sydney Olympics in Sydney. Have a go at these quizzical yorkers dating from their early years
America's first manned space program was Project Mercury. Seven pilots were selected to participate in what was, at the time, the most dangerous enterprise ever known to man. Let's see what you know about these seven men and the Mercury Program.
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