At  position #108, Hassium seems more like an empty hole in the periodic chart than a respectable element. Found in nature? Not. Industrial uses?  Zero. Melting point, density, crystalline form?  Unknown.

So, how would you recognize Hassium in a crowd? He might use a number of aliases (aka Unniloctium, Hahnium) since his official name was only recently adopted in 1997 after great pressure from German scientists who discovered him. He might be wearing the proud black, red and gold of the Deutschland flag, but he won’t be lingering by the spätzle and sauerbraten since his half-life is 0.08 milliseconds.In the truest sense of the word, Hassium is a fleeting guy in search of a reason to exist. Best to avoid.

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