Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Kryptonite... Discovered?

In the film Superman Returns, Lex Luthor steals a meteorite made of Kryptonite, which, as shown in the film is made of sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide.

Recently in a mine in Serbia, a rock was found that was quite unusual, not matching anything known previously to science. A scientist in London contracted the mineral's chemical make-up, which was sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide.

So he started searching to see if anything like that had been seen before and using the internet, he found that yes, it had... in Superman Returns.

A bizarre example of life imitating art, imitating life.

'Kryptonite' discovered in mine

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