Alright, let’s get this out of the way first:

Remember thrashing around on Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater, racking up massive combos and nodding along to this masterpiece while your chemistry homework went mercilessly uncompleted? Oh, how millions of bookish tutors around the planet would have wished for this abstract opportunity to mash the two competing worlds of Motörhead and schoolwork together.

After legendary frontman Lemmy’s death last week, diehard fans of the proto-metallic, punky rock & roll stalwarts are petitioning for one of four newly discovered literal “heavy metals” to be named in his honour. Specifically, they want one to be dubbed Lemmium. 

Lemmium. Christ. It’s a far sight better than unumpentium, though. 

The change.org petition has racked up nearly 15,000 signatures, and its founder John Wright says “Lemmy was a force of nature and the very essence of heavy metal,” and it’s only fitting that the actual International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry give Lemmium the tick of approval.

In the meantime, we can only speculate on the answer of Brendan Fraser’s most poignant musings:

Metalheads Want The New Periodic Metal Element Named After Lemmy

RIP Lemmy.

Source: The Independent.
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