Coal or Diamonds this Christmas?


If you're struggling to convince friends and family how exciting your presents are to them this Christmas, try thinking a bit smaller...

How about also pointing out what their presents are made of by directing them to the Periodic Table of Videos ( In fact, if you haven't come across this resource yourself yet, you might also find that it is a very useful site for passing some time over the following few days whilst others are preoccupied with the Strictly Christmas Special or washing up.

Consequently, a lump of coal sounds so much better as potential diamond:

Personally, I'm very impressed with the latest video where they create the world's smallest periodic table printed on a single hair, although you would need to have a rather powerful magnifying glass at home to convince relatives that this would make a good present!:

Best wishes to you all this Christmas and for a prosperous 2011!