Kryptonite' discovered

Tuesday, April 24, 2007 Craig Grobler 0 Comments

A newly-discovered mineral has been found to contain exactly the same elements as the large green crystals that rob the super-hero of his powers.Unlike the fictional rock, the real thing at London's Natural History Museum is white and powdery, emits no radiation, and comes from Serbia rather than outer space.

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But scientists who analysed the find were astonished to discover that its chemical composition matched a description of kryptonite in the film Superman Returns.In the 2006 movie, Superman's arch enemy Lex Luthor steals a kryptonite rock fragment from the Metropolis Museum.On the case are written the words "sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide with fluorine".