Tuesday, 24 April 2007
Bad News for Superman - The Real Kryptonite is Found
Kryptonite, the crystallised mineral that is supposed to sap Superman's powers whenever he is exposed to it, has been discovered in a mine in Serbia.
Mineralogist, Dr Chris Stanley of London's Natural History Museum said: "I'm afraid it's not green and it doesn't glow either - although it will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange."
Researchers discovered the Kryptonite and enlisted the help of Dr Stanley when they couldn’t work out what it was. Dr Stanley was shocked to discover the mineral's chemical formula already existed in fictional literature. Dr Stanley Said: "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 Luther from a museum in the film Superman Returns.”
Full Story HERE