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Can you name the mythical metals, minerals and materials?
Updated Jan 24, 2012
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Note: Special thanks to Rockgolf's son for the extra help on this quiz.
ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Several clues from TeganX7's "Fictional Materials" quiz have been incorporated in this quiz.
Fictional Names In Other Words
Avatar: The mineral mined on Pandora that causes mountains to float.
Star Trek (TV): A non-existant substance that could bounce destructive force back at the sender.
A strategic manoever was named for it.
Rocky & Bullwinkle: A lighter-than-air metal that gets it name from the phrase often used when playfully tossing children in the air.
Star Wars: The material in which Han Solo was frozen when hauled off to Jabba The Hut.
Kurt Vonnegut's 'Cat's Cradle': A polymorph of H
O that freezes at temperatures below 114°F/46°C.
Norse mythology: The magical metal used in the creation of Mjolnir, Thor's hammer.
Marvel Comics: A virtually indestructible metal alloy bonded to Wolverine's skeleton
DC comics & movies: An extra-terrestrial material, usually green, that weakens or can kill natives of the source planet
Star Trek (TV): A crystalline mineral that can regulate warp drives.
Ayn Rand's 'Atlas Shrugged': Greenish-blue metal alloy, that was lighter and stronger than steel.
Metroid: A highly radioactive & mutagenic substance from the planet Phaaze.
Stargate SG-1: A rare, superheavy metal that can amplify energy. The Stargates are composed of it.
Futurama: An element so massive its atoms can be seen by the unaided eye.
Lord of the Rings: A light, silver-like but impervious metal used for armor
Marvel Comics: Metal exclusive to Wakanda or Antarctica which absorbs all kinetic energy directed at it.
H.G. Wells books: A material that can block the effect of gravity, named after its discoverer, Dr Cavor.
The Absent-Minded Professor: Invention of Prof. Ned Brainard, a substance that gains energy when it strikes a hard surface.
Star Trek IV: A non-opaque form of an actual metal used for starship portholes and other see-through partitions.
Dune: A spice that can extend human life, cause prescience and fold space. It smells like cinnamon.
Powerpuff Girls: A mysterious additive that gave the Girls their powers.
DC Comics: The material in Wonder Woman's bracelets, named after her warrior race.
Star Wars: A material or possible microscopic life form, that resides in all living cells and can communicate with The Force.
16th century: A substance once believed by scientists to be in all flammable materials, and which could be released by burning.
RuneScape: A light-blue immensely strong metal common to many types of armor.
Transformers: The primary power source for the robots and their craft.
Command & Conquer: A green (or rarely blue) crystal that was first discovered near an Italian river.
Star Trek (2009): A colorful material that can create a black hole when it contacts nuclear matter.
Ancient science: This term could be applied to an ancient 'fifth element', or the lumeniferous medium through which scientists used to think light traveled through.
Brave New World: Citizens of The World State are all happy, partially because of this halucinogen without after effects, which their government encourages them to take.
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog: Critical component of freeze ray machine. Do not bounce.
DC Comics & animation: Thangarian metal with varying properties that seem to depend on the needs of the writer.
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