Lithium hardly feels like metal when you hold it. I mean, it certainly looks like metal but you'd think you were holding popcorn. Not that it would stay looking metallic for long. Within seconds it turns black and in a few minutes after that start falling apart into a dusty mess. Make the mistake of tossing it in water and you'll see it catch on fire and make a hiss as if the damn thing's screaming at being on fire!
Here’s a little of this wonderful metal in a worry-free ampule that ensures the sample is kept beautifully shiny.