12 May 2013
THE PERIODIC TABLE OF MIDDLE EARTH
A chemical engineer and fan of the writing of J.R.R. Tolkien (in particular the epic Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit) has painstakingly organized the numerous races and characters into a chart modeled on the periodic table of the elements ~ each entry is complete with a unique symbol and number, dates of birth and death, and a special notation for wearers of the One Ring.
Here is the link to Emil Johansson's Periodic Table of Middle Earth (shown above, click to enlarge). Browse through the remarks and conversation threads beneath for Tolkien minutia and general geekiness, including a couple of bonus periodic tables ~ one on Star Wars, and one on science fiction in general.
Just another lazy Sunday.