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BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | 'Kryptonite' discovered in mine
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.

by Fran on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 12:17:28 AM EST
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The real mineral is white and harmless, says Dr Chris Stanley

All very well saying that when you're not Superman.

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 02:07:13 AM EST
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I suspect a cover-up.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 06:53:56 AM EST
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What is this bullshit? The discovered mineral lacks fluorine, but it's still touted as the "real [ahem] thing"?

"It's the statue, man, The Statue."
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Apr 25th, 2007 at 07:21:16 AM EST
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