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    Kryptonite found in Serbia

    '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.
    As one blogger noted, no wonder Superman couldn't do anything about the former Yugoslavia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ToSeek View Post
    As one blogger noted, no wonder Superman couldn't do anything about the former Yugoslavia.


    Anyway; It consists of some of the elements referenced in the movie... Let's see the other similarities:
    Color: no
    All the elements (flourine): no
    Glows: no
    Harmful: no

    I would say this is a very long stretch...

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    Not even Superman himself could leap over that gap in a single bound. (Two, at least.)

    It's a bit like saying water is just like hydrochloric acid... Except for one element and... pretty much every other property.
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    It's like saying the reason I'm not in the NHL is my bad knee...and talent... and if I could shoot....skate well...handle the puck...

    Honest, it's my bad knee

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter eldergill View Post
    It's like saying the reason I'm not in the NHL is my bad knee...and talent... and if I could shoot....skate well...handle the puck...
    But; do you have a Jersey? If you do, then you'll be just like an NHL player.

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    I do have a jersey! But it doesn't have my name on it

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    Anyone find it disturbing that this discovery should coincide so closely with the discovery of a habitable planet orbiting a red sun?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damburger View Post
    Anyone find it disturbing that this discovery should coincide so closely with the discovery of a habitable planet orbiting a red sun?
    LOL

    NEO - I think the match is closer.. flourine was added in the movie - but the graphic.. oh, heck with it - the comic books were a more accurate match.
    Kryptonite is harmless to humans, in theSuperman world - it's only dangerous to him, and we can't test that.

    it does flourece.. I'd give this stuff half a point for that.. so the only realy miss is the color. Let's just chalk that up to hollywood

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    Maybe it turns green in the presence of superman?

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    But how can it be Kryptonite? It's not radioactive.
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    But how can it be Kryptonite? It's not radioactive.
    It only registers as radioactive on geiger counters constructed under the light of a red sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damburger View Post
    Anyone find it disturbing that this discovery should coincide so closely with the discovery of a habitable planet orbiting a red sun?
    Not only that, a planet who's local gravity would produce pretty strong inhabitants...

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    Well, Krypton is a noble gas, atomic number of 36...

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