And we begin with the Second Runner-Up!
The First Runner-Up!
Our Readers found nothing Boring about Boron, one of the most elusive of the single-digit Elements. Number Five on the Periodic Table, it was Number Two in our hearts for 2011!!!
And now, it's:
The Element of the Year 2011!!!
It's as dear to us as the air we breathe! Sure, we're all hooked on 2010 Element of the Year Oxygen -- but frisky, reckless Oxygen wouldn't do us much good if it wasn't in such graceful partnership with mellow, relaxed Nitrogen! It's three percent of your body, seventy-eight percent of your atmosphere, and one hundred percent
Element of the Year 2011!!!
Element #7 is also the seventh most common element in the universe, as far as we can tell. It makes the plants grow! You have been continuously pumping it in and out of your body for the whole time you've been reading this little article. Gentle Readers: please welcome Nitrogen -- our Element of the Year!