Monday, April 30, 2007

Kryptonite: Sodium Lithium Boron Silicate Hydroxide

It looks like Lex Luthor has the last laugh. A group of Serbian scientists discovered a mineral with a composition of sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide. They searched to see if the mineral they found was already discovered. When they entered its components into Google, they were shocked to discover the name already existed. That's what's written on the case in the museum that Lex gets his kryptonite from in Superman Returns. So they named the mineral kryptonite. Yes, there is now a real mineral called kryptonite. Unfortunately, it's white and powdery, not green and crystalline. But it's still cool. Now they just need to find mitichlorians.


Monkey Migraine said...

Dear Sir,

I thought the formula for kryptonite included tar.

Richard Pryor

Mauricem said...

Hunh. Interesting. I'll bet they just put a bunch of random elements together never realizing that it would match a real mineral one day.

LOL on the letter. Took me a minute but I got it.

Monkey Migraine said...

How could you not remember that? Superman III. It's a classic. I thought of that immediately when I read that article.