Yesterday I saw a link to a chemistry history quiz by C&EN magazine and I decided to take it. The second question asks the first "human made" element and the answer according to C&EN is plutonium which is WRONG.
the screenshot from the related quiz question and answer
Assuming that they really are asking the first synthetic element, I guess every chemist (apparently except the one prepared the quiz) can tell you that technetium is the first synthetic element, hence the name. I am not sure if C&EN is bothered to learn the truth, but there you go people.
I am not sure if I am missing something, but it's hard to believe that they got this fact wrong. Please correct me if I am wrong.