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Posted at 3:15 PM ET, 11/15/2010

Harry Potter knows his periodic table

By Jen Chaney

Daniel Radcliffe proudly let his geek flag fly during an interview on "The Graham Norton Show." In a tribute to Tom Lehrer -- songwriter, humorist and mathematician -- the actor otherwise known as Harry Potter decided to sing his version of "The Elements," Lehrer's musical salute to all the elements in the periodic table.

Watch closely and count the times fellow guests Colin Farrell, Rihanna and comedian Rhod Gilbert shift positions uncomfortably at precisely the same second. Those moments are almost as amazing as Radcliffe's off-the-charts level of nerdy-cuteness here.

(Video Via Buzzfeed)

By Jen Chaney  | November 15, 2010; 3:15 PM ET
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Posted by: talleyl | November 15, 2010 3:55 PM | Report abuse

I ♥ Daniel Radcliffe!

Posted by: Nosy_Parker | November 15, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

This has always been my very favourite song with the words "astatine" and "rhodium" in its lyrics.

(Close runner-up: "Hey Jude".)

Posted by: byoolin1 | November 16, 2010 8:25 AM | Report abuse

"Geek flag fly" rocks, or as Emma would say, almost cut my hair.

Posted by: kabuki3 | November 16, 2010 9:25 AM | Report abuse

For anyone interested in learning more about the periodic table and how it developed I would like to recommend my recent book,

Eric Scerri, The Periodic Table, Its Story & Its Significance, Oxford University press, 2007.

Posted by: scerri | November 17, 2010 1:58 AM | Report abuse

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