Page 409. " I recite the Periodic Table of Elements like a prayer "

The Periodic Table of Elements is an organized list of all known chemical elements, arranged by atomic mass. Gaps are included where the existence of unknown elements is predicted.


Page 421. " I'd fight alongside the Simbas if they'd let me. "

The Congolese rebel group known as the Simbas were named after the Swahili word for "lion."

The Simbas believed that they would be immune to bullets and would transform into lions during battle.