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Now who will stop lex luther? :whistle

 

 

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070424/ap_on_...ZItb6guPQBxieAA

 

New mineral has kryptonite composition

 

Tue Apr 24, 7:00 PM ET

 

LONDON - A mineral recently discovered in Serbia has the same composition as kryptonite ? the fictional substance that robs Superman of his powers ? the British Museum said Tuesday. While the material is not a perfect match, its chemical breakdown is strikingly similar.

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A drill core of the unusual mineral was unearthed in Serbia by the mining group Rio Tinto PLC, which turned it over to mineral expert Chris Stanley at the Natural History Museum for analysis.

 

"Towards the end of my research I searched the Web using the mineral's chemical formula, sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide, and was amazed to discover that same scientific name written on a case of rock containing kryptonite stolen by Lex Luthor from a museum in the film 'Superman Returns,'" Stanley said.

 

The material is white, powdery and not radioactive ? unlike the glowing green crystals usually depicted in the Superman comics. It will be formally named Jadarite when it is described in the European Journal of Mineralogy later this year.

 

Approximately 30 to 40 new minerals are discovered each year, the museum said, although usually only in the form of a few grains only visible under the microscope.

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The first thing that popped into my head is the Flaming Lips song "Waiting For Superman":

 

I asked you a question

But I didn't need you to reply

Is it getting heavy?

But then I realize

 

Is it getting heavy?

Well, I thought it was already as heavy as can be

 

Is it overwhelming

To use a crane to crush a fly?

It's a good time for Superman

To lift the sun into the sky

 

Cause it's getting heavy

Well, I thought it was already as heavy as can be

 

Tell everybody waiting for Superman

That they should try to hold on best they can

He hasn't dropped them, forgot them or anything

It's just too heavy for Superman to lift

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