Back in 2011 “The Disappearing Spoon” became a little hit and it’s no wonders, as the author Sam Kean did a wonderful job of mixing science with the interesting tales from history. “The Disappearing Spoon” is a wonderful journey back in time to explore how the elements of the periodic table were discovered and how they influenced the lives of scientists who discover them. But that’s not all, the book explores the fun and bizarre facts associated with every element. Overall, it’s a great unique book and you should check it out. Meanwhile, I found a great lecture by Sam Kean, where he presents the stories of the periodic table.