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Scientists unearth Superman's "kryptonite"
« on: April 24, 2007, 10:15:08 PM »
On Yahoo News today :O
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LONDON (Reuters) - Kryptonite, which robbed Superman of his powers, is no longer the stuff of comic books and films.

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.

The substance has been confirmed as a new mineral after tests by scientists at the Natural History Museum and the National Research Council in Canada.

But instead of the large green crystals in Superman comics, the real thing is a white, powdery substance which contains no fluorine and is non-radioactive.

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.
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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2007, 10:21:15 PM »
So... when are we going to discover Superman?  I will set up a cheap red underwear manufacturing plant in China.
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« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2007, 10:26:28 PM »
Quote from: "Chronical Song"
So... when are we going to discover Superman?  I will set up a cheap red underwear manufacturing plant in China.

Bwuhahaha! I cannot imagine you in red underwear.
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« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2007, 10:33:29 PM »
Me? Superman? *Checks passport for nationality*
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2007, 07:57:45 AM »
*Checks lead box*

Who stole my... oh heh never mind.

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2007, 10:41:09 AM »
Apparently they're calling the stuff Jadite or something similar, because it was found in a mine called Jadar. I always knew the luxons had something special up their sleeve :P
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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2007, 03:38:27 PM »
We're always one step ahead of the Kurzicks, suckers.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2007, 09:46:37 PM »
lol. you guys do hate the Kurzicks...
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2007, 05:01:22 AM »
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lol. you guys do hate the Kurzicks...


Of course! They have bad sense of hairstyle!  :P
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« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2007, 12:14:30 PM »
Haha nice Jadite is a good name better than amber anyways :D
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« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2007, 01:40:18 PM »
I like Amber as a name of a girl - but so is Jade ^^;
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« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2007, 03:20:55 PM »
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lol. you guys do hate the Kurzicks...

Of course! They have bad sense of hairstyle!  :P


They're also probably trying to get their hands on some Kryptonite!   :o
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« Reply #12 on: May 02, 2007, 09:40:14 PM »
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They're also probably trying to get their hands on some Kryptonite!   :o


KILL THEM!! *froths at mouth* :twisted:
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« Reply #13 on: May 02, 2007, 10:26:03 PM »
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Of course! They have bad sense of hairstyle!  :P

I have this impression that KoT was Kurzick.
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« Reply #14 on: May 02, 2007, 10:54:11 PM »
why dont they name it kryptonite, since it is the same compound as in the freaking comic....i mean, give superman props, hes basically a total beast
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