Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Tiny table back in the spotlight

Our teeny tiny periodic table is enjoying a fresh wave of fame and glory.

We created the table in December last year by etching it onto a strand of Professor Martyn Poliakoff's hair.

The subsequent video created some interest and of course we enjoyed the attention.

(We even had an advertising company co-opt the idea and we helped them create a similar "nano advertisement" for a shaving company)

However our tiny periodic table has been thrust back into the limelight after being featured by the Guinness Book of Records.

It seems featuring in the tome (we're in page 166 of this year's edition) is a big deal.

The University of Nottingham issued a nice press release about our appearance in the hallowed pages.

The BBC website followed and ran a lengthy online story.

And Sky News contacted us about permission to use the video for its iPad app.

It was reported by Fox News and ABC news in the US!

A rather famous scientific publication has also asked to see some pictures - so maybe they'll use one?

But the cherry on the cake - our local BBC News ran a lengthy piece about the record.

So there was Professor Martyn Poliakoff, floating behind local newsreaders Dominic Heale and gorgeous Kylie Pentelow. Quite a sight!

So thanks to the Guinness Book of Records for giving a single strand of hair a second moment of fame.

A photo gallery about the tiny table can be found at our Flickr site.

Now, back to work.


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