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Kryptonite Is Real!?

Postby Ian on Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:43 pm

It would really suck to be Superman.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070424/od_ ... kryptonite

A mineral found by geologists in Serbia shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from outer space, used by the superhero's nemesis Lex Luther to weaken him in the film "Superman Returns".

"We will have to be careful with it -- we wouldn't want to deprive Earth of its most famous superhero!," said Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at the Natural History Museum.

Stanley, who revealed the identity of the mysterious new mineral, discovered the match after searching the Internet for its chemical formula - sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide.

"I was amazed to discover that same scientific name written on a case of rock containing kryptonite stolen by Lex Luther from a museum in the film Superman Returns," he said.
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Postby dolphinius_rex on Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:48 pm

You missed the most important part Ian:

The mineral, to be named Jadarite, will go on show at the the Natural History Museum at certain times of the day on Wednesday, April 25, and Sunday, May 13.

They FOUND Kryptonite.... but they have the balls to officially name it Jadarite!! WTF!?
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Postby SithTracy on Wed Apr 25, 2007 1:48 pm

DC Comics would probably sue the hell out of them if they did call it Kryptonite.
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Postby Morpheus on Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:46 pm

shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from outer space

Where do they state in the comic what Kryptonite is made of? (The only place that ever stated the break down of Kryptonite is Superman 3 - which is unofficial.) Also, Kryptonite is a glowing radioactive crystal (green, red, gold, white, etc) which this substance is not.
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Postby Wesociety on Wed Apr 25, 2007 9:06 pm

Hide Superman, hide!!!!
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