Periodic Table Mug

Chemistry on a cuppa

Periodic Table Mug

Chemistry on a cuppa

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What do boffins drink their tea from? No, not vials, test tubes or steaming Dr Jekyll-style vessels. Eggheads in the know sip from the incredibly daft Periodic Table Mug.

As you can see, this smart ceramic mug is emblazoned with the periodic table. Yes, that periodic table! The one that shows various elements arranged in columns and rows according to their increasing atomic number. Or something like that.

We've no idea why anyone would want to check the atomic mass of gallium whilst drinking a cuppa but each to their own. Then again, this quality mug might come in handy if you're swotting for exams or eager to deepen your understanding of chemical behaviour. Well, you never know.

You can even carry out your own experiments using the Periodic Table Mug. We just heated 200ml of H2O to boiling point and poured it on 5mg of dehydrated coffee, 10mg of granulated sucrose and a dash of milk. Mmmm!

An ideal gift for anyone interested in science and stuff, this info-packed vessel is a welcome change from the supposedly witty mugs used by non-science-savvy tea and coffee lovers. And who knows, it could even re-ignite your interest in all things geeky - you can study biscuit dunkability, the hilarious effects of caffeine, or even construct a sculpture of Einstein using sugar cubes. What us, bored?

We think the Periodic Table Mug is going to be a big hit amongst mug-buying science fans across the globe. Indeed we've already taken several bulk orders from the likes of Stephen Hawking, NASA and Brains off Thunderbirds. Okay, we haven't - but we might. So hurry up and get ordering before everyone starts sipping and swotting.

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Please note:
  • Dishwasher safe
  • Small - holds 250ml of liquid. Approximately 9cm(H) x 7.5 cm(D)
  • Large - holds 400ml of liquid. Approximately 8.8cm(H) x 8.8 cm(D)

Customer Reviews

Great quality mug, periodic table is out of date though. Missing some elements, and the recognised names of others. (copernicum for example) Still very nice though!
Allan Warren - 22nd February 2012
Every chemistry student needs one of these during exam period. Who needs to Google a periodic table when you can have one sitting there.... AND it can contain your vital coffee requirements. Genius. And great quality.
Hannah - 26th May 2011
Nice quality mug. Bought it as a gift and it was well received.
Liz - 24th March 2011
This mug is awesome. I'm doing chemistry A-level and casually brought it into our sixth form room the other day, everyone loves it! :).
Sarah - 11th February 2011
I got one for Xmas. Nice gift, shame that elements 113, 115 and 117 have been omitted and it's immediately obvious due to the three big holes where they should be, which was disappointing. I'm sure it'd not take much to add them for future runs.
Stewart - 31st December 2010
I bought this for my Chemistry teacher of a mum. She loved it! :D Just one little thing I must point out. Sorry. . But: I ordered the bigger option and that one was quite regular in size! Exactly the same size as our other coffee cups! How small is the small version!? :O.
Natalie Lucero - 26th December 2010
Firebox says: Glad she liked it! the smaller mug is 7.5cm in diameter and the large one should be 8.8cm, if you think you have the small one let us know on