In the epilogue of Crash Team Racing, it is stated that Dr. Cortex discovered a new element and named it Cortexrulestheworldium. In the original release, the element had the atomic number 117. However, in real life, the actual element with atomic number 117 is a synthetic element named tennessine. It was undiscovered at the time of CTR's release, being discovered in 2010. Since all elements from 1 through 118 have been discovered, it instead has atomic number 119 in Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.