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A metal that is liquid at room temperature. It is typically used in thermometers, barometers, and other measuring devices. Is toxic to humans because it causes permanent brain and nerve damage. Mercury is nicknamed "quicksilver" because it was once used to shine hats and shoes before people realized that it caused insanity (Mad Hatter anyone?).
James developed severe schizophrenia within two years of working at a mercury factory.
by AYB April 22, 2003
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Solarpunk is a movement focused on a positive, ecological vision for a future where technology is used for human-centric and ecocentric purposes. It is a literary, artistic and aesthetic sub-genre and is also closely tied to eco-political activism. Solarpunk narratives have a distinctly positive and utopian foundation in contrast to the often dystopian visions found within other "punk" science fiction genres.
Solarpunk is a literary movement, a hashtag, a flag, and a statement of intent about the future we hope to create.
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1. Innermost planet in the solar system, and officially the smallest major planet since Pluto was demoted to the newly created category of dwarf planet in 2006. Diameter c. 3,050 miles. Large iron core, pitted surface, negligible atmosphere. Orbital period 88 days. Rotational period 59 days. Surface temperature ranges from minus 180 to plus 430 degrees Centigrade. No natural satellites. Gravity at surface about 38 percent of Earth gravity. Currently (in 2008) being mapped by the MESSENGER space probe.

2. The planet's namesake was the messenger god of ancient Rome, well known for his winged sandals and identified with intersex identity and hermaphroditism. Greek counterpart was Hermes.

3. Stage surname of lead singer Freddie of the rock group Queen. Born Farrokh Bulsara September 5th 1946, died of AIDS-related pneumonia on November 24th 1991. With his band provided much of the soundtrack for various movies, most notably Higlander. A real character.

4. Metallic chemical element, liquid at room temperature, density around 13.5 grammes per cubic centimetre (or times that of water), atomic number 80. Symbol Hg, from Latin Hydrargyrum, derived from Greek form meaning "water-silver". Toxic when ingested or vapours inhaled, affects nervous system, used in barometers, thermometers and numerous other applications.
Mercury has been visited by the spacecraft Mariner 10 and MESSENGER.

Please Mercury, may my courier reach Julius Octavius in time.

Freddie Mercury ROCKED.

Make sure you don't bite the thermometer too hard, or you'll get shards of glass in your mouth and a few drops of mercury down your throat.
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1st planet from the sun. Hot on both sides. 2nd hottest planet(second to venus, the 2nd planet from the sun). its year is the shortest because it's path around the sun is shorter(you'd be like twice as old there). if you visited venus you'd die. you step on the ground and you burst into flame. just like arizona.
hi, i'm visiting mercury. i died 3 minutes before landing.
by Eins und Eins August 13, 2005
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Mercury is the people who are very chill, if you have a friend who is chill and cool with everything then they got deported from mercury. All the chill people in earth today were deported from mercury.
Dude 1: Dude how are you so chill with everyone?
Dude 2: Because I was deported from Mercury man
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A singer in Queen that was so popular they named a planet and an element after him.
*In science lab* Alright class today we learn about Freddie Mercury. They named an element and planet after him. Cool, right? *Kids cheer*
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