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Sunday: April 3, 2011

Let’s Not Pull Our Punches

Filed under: — site admin @ 11:40 AM UTC

In a post on California’s budget disaster, Big Lizards refers to the state as “the Leaden State (formerly the Golden State)”. Though nowhere near as valuable as gold, lead is a valuable and useful metal. Surely by now California has earned the title of the Pyrite State. For those who’ve forgotten their middle-school science, pyrite (or iron pyrite) is the scientific name for Fool’s Gold.