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Nottingham element: Fish Man

Dave “The Fish Man” Bartram was a local legend.

Despite being 60 miles from the sea, he is thought to be the only trader of his kind left in the UK.

His job was touring the pubs of the city on foot, clad in his trademark whites and serving up prawns, cockles, mussels from his basket.

Scientific element: Fermium

Fermium is named for the physicist Enrico Fermi.

Fermium is the heaviest element that may be made from neutron bombardment of lighter elements.

The element is one of those discovered in the products from the first hydrogen bomb test at Eniwetok Atoll, the Marshall Islands in 1952. For security reasons, the discovery was not announced until 1955. The discovery is credited to Albert Ghiorso's group at the University of California.

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