Man, this is so cool - they were sifting through a large pile of Thorium. You know how it is with kids, shooting Thorium through a mass spec with their slingshots and WTF! they grabbed one that had a weight of 292 with an atomic # of 122. It has a half life of about a hundred million years. They call it eka-thorium or unbibium (can't drink-um?).
"This may well open the flood gates to other similar discoveries. Uranium is the obvious next place to look for superheavy actinides. I’d bet good money that Marinov and his pals are eyeballing the stuff as I write."
Next thing you know kids with slingshots will be shooting from piles of Uranium to find something even bigger.
Of course, this has to be verified by the larger scientific community.