New Element Isolated: The Chemistry of Governmentium:

My father sent me an email that made me laugh today. The original source is unknown, but the meaning is universal…

The Chemistry of Governmentium

The new element is Governmentium (Gv). It has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312.

These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of Teflon-like particles called peons.

Since Governmentium has no electrons or protons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact.

A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction normally taking less than a second to take from four days to four years to complete.

Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2- 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 will actually increase over time, since each reorganization will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes.

This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as critical morass.

When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium, an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium since it has half as many peons but twice as many morons. All of the money is consumed in the exchange, and no other by-products are produced.


Have you experimented with Governmentium lately?  How did the reaction go?

5 responses to “New Element Isolated: The Chemistry of Governmentium:”

  1. […] Chemistry of Governmentium“ Funny, clever …. And terribly, terribly true. https://conorneill.com/2012/11/23/new-element-isolated-the-chemistry-of-governmentium/ […]

  2. A particular attribute and quality that gets “attached” to Gv and its elements has been found in the Mediterranean and specifically in the Italian area and it is called “strontium” ( “turd” ).

    1. Hehe 😉 What happens when this element is separated in the particle accelerator at CERN?

  3. Wonderful, could not stop laughing!

    1. Me too, a fine satire 😉 Universal application!

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