Man, good thing Kryptonite isnt real, it sounds dangerous!

WAIT WHAT

:o

“A mineralogist at London’s Natural History Museum was contracted to help identify an unknown mineral found in a Serbian mine. While he initially thought the miners had discovered a unique compound, after its crystal structure was analyzed and identified the researcher was shocked to find the material already referenced in literature. Fictional literature. Dr. Chris Stanley, from the BBC article: ‘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 … 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.’”

From the BBC article

The real kryptonite - Jadarite (NHM)
Very definitely not green

Kryptonite is no longer just the stuff of fiction feared by caped superheroes.

A new mineral matching its unique chemistry - as described in the film Superman Returns - has been identified in a mine in Serbia.

According to movie and comic-book storylines, kryptonite is supposed to sap Superman’s powers whenever he is exposed to its large green crystals.

The real mineral is white and harmless, says Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London’s Natural History Museum

“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,” he told BBC News.

Rock heist

Researchers from mining group Rio Tinto discovered the unusual mineral and enlisted the help of Dr Stanley when they could not match it with anything known previously to science.

Once the London expert had unravelled the mineral’s chemical make-up, he was shocked to discover this formula was already referenced in literature - albeit fictional literature.

"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.

“The new mineral does not contain fluorine (which it does in the film) and is white rather than green but, in all other respects, the chemistry matches that for the rock containing kryptonite.”

The mineral is relatively hard but is very small grained. Each individual crystal is less than five microns (millionths of a metre) across.

BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | ‘Kryptonite’ discovered in mine
Slashdot | ‘Kryptonite’ Discovered in Serbian Mine

i want some kryptonite now.

Here you go:

WOW! I would give anything to make out with that rock!

it’s not as good as sticking francium in your pants

I want some now!

And Superman is gay :smiley:

LOL @ NicAuf! Here you go…

I have to agree, Superman is definatly a bitch.

actually superman i smy hero:( doesw that make me gay? cry’s

I’m a “V” fan myself.

Superman is cool, but Batman is cooler. I mean, whats better than having no actual super powers, just a hell of a lot of money, a bunch of power tools, and a strict exercise routine? Psh, if you threw Kryptonite at Batman, he’d laugh and beat you senseless with one of his Bat-Themed weapons.

HERE HERE!!!:banana2:

Yeah I hate Superman. Oh look at me I can’t get hurt except by kryptonite. It’s not really any fun watching a super hero that you know 99% of the time is going to win.

Now Batman owns. Rich, a badass, and no super powers. Just awesome gadgets like Emperor said, and kick ass fighting skills. He’s a pimp in my book.

Spiderman would kick both their arses!:smiley:

[SIZE=7]Wolverine!!! :yahoo: [/SIZE]

hmm this thread is getting kinda off topic boys… isnt it?

wolvering would kut that “KYRPTONITE” in half boya…ok back on topic:)

heh, we’ll start a super hero battle in philosophy and debate.

Ill just move half of these posts guys ok nvm

i made a new thread on the debate and philosophy section. If anyone wants to try and challenge Mr Rogers for the title, bring your superheroes, you childhood dreams, and a trash can to put them in afterwards. :stuck_out_tongue: