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Top 5 Fun Nickel Facts

Nickel is the only element named after the devil. The name comes from the German word Kupfernickel, meaning "Old Nick's copper," a term used by German miners.

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5. Above 355 degrees Celsius (the Curie temperature), nickel is no longer magnetic

4. Nickel can also be mined from large deposits on the ocean's floor.

3. It was first discovered to be an element by Alex Fredrik Cronstedt in 1751.

2. Pure nickel is rarely found on Earth.

1. Roughly six percent of the world's nickel is used to nickel-plate objects to protect them from corrosion.

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