Britain has played a major role in the discovery of elements.
Yet only one element is named after a place in Britain.
That's right - one!
Compare that with the village of Ytterby, Sweden, which gave its name to four elements - Ytterbium, Yttrium, Erbium and Terbium.
So, where is this lone UK representative on the periodic table?
Step forward Strontian... a tiny village in the western highlands of Scotland.
It was in a lead mine here that a new mineral was found and dubbed "Strontiantite".
Later an undiscovered element was extracted from the mineral and given the name Strontium.
I paid a visit to the village a couple of weeks ago and visited local archivist George Fox.
That allowed us to finally update our Strontium video on The Periodic Table of Videos.