Daniel Radcliffe sings every Periodic Table element in 1 minute

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Dec 14, 2012

We know Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe fills many with fannish squee, but what fills HIM with fannish squee? Apparently it's Tom Lehrer. On the BBC's The Graham Norton Show, Radcliffe declared the singer/songwriter "the cleverest and funniest man of the 20th century, and he's kind of my hero."

To prove it, Radcliffe sang Lehrer's song "The Elements"—which, since it was written in 1959, doesn't include EVERY known element, stopping at number 102, nobelium. But whether or not you care much about about elements, the clip below is still worth watching, simply because Radcliffe's surprisingly nervous during the performance, which turns out to be quite cute and endearing.

Hopefully you'll be less bemused by this than Colin Farrell, who sat beside him on the show.

(via News From Me)

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