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Congratulations to Pedro Fuentes and Jennie Hango who both knew that the element cobalt takes its name from kobolds, the evil spirits of Germanic folklore who dwelt in mines and tormented miners. Miners who were searching for iron to be used in weapons and tools would encounter certain metals which they considered useless. The miners believed that some supernatural "trick" had been played on them by spirits who switched the bad ore for the iron. Nickel also gained its name through a similar method, except in this case it was the Devil, or "Old Nick," who had made the switch. As we now know, both of these "useless" metals were later found to have practical applications.

Pedro and Jennie each win a pair of tickets and a large popcorn, both provided by LSC. Showing this weekend:

Fri 7 & 10 p.m. Liar, Liar in 26-100

Fri 7:30 p.m. Notorious in 10-250

Sat 7 & 10 p.m. My Best Friend's Wedding in 26-100

Sun 4 & 7 p.m. Liar, Liar / My Best Friend's Wedding in 26-100

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