19 March 2010

The World's Largest Periodic Table and The Best One Online!

Posted by Dan Satterfield

While in New Zealand waiting for the weather to clear in Antarctica, I met a gentleman named Mike Davis. We got to talking while looking at the view from the top of the Christchurch Gondola. It turns out that he is a Chicago college prof who did something really cool. Something right up my alley!

He constructed the world’s LARGEST PERIODIC TABLE!

World's Largest Periodic Table on the Daley Center in Chicago 2006.

Mike Davis sporting his Periodic Tattoo. The element Zinc of course!

Turns out that Mike made a promise. If his students could raise enough money to get the table installed, he would get a tattoo of one of the elements!

Did he keep his promise??

Yes indeed he did. (To his wife’s dismay she told me!)

There is another periodic table available that is totally cool. All you need is a computer to use it.

This comes under the category of why didn’t someone think of this before??

The site is


Click the link and check it out!