24 April 2007
Unobtainium still on back order
There's no way to reword this without snark:
Kryptonite, which robbed Superman of his powers, is no longer the stuff of comic books and films. A mineral found by geologists in Serbia shares virtually the same chemical composition as the fictional kryptonite from outer space, used by the superhero's nemesis Lex Luthor to weaken him in the film Superman Returns.
"We will have to be careful with it we wouldn't want to deprive Earth of its most famous superhero!" said Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum. Stanley, who revealed the identity of the mysterious new mineral, discovered the match after searching the Internet for its chemical formula sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide.
Asked to comment, Daily Planet reporter C. Kent turned visibly pale and headed in the general direction of the men's room.
(Seen at Fark.)
Update, 1 pm: Okay, it isn't green, but it can be red, sort of: "It will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange," says Dr Stanley.Posted at 10:15 AM to Entirely Too Cool