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Wednesday, April 25
Kryptonite discovered in Serbia

Sorry, I had to copy and paste this verbatim for the benefit of those who don't usually read Good Morning Silicon Valley:

This explains why Clark Kent turned down that job as Belgrade bureau chief: Ever wonder why Superman never did more to help out Serbia? Now we know -- there's kryptonite over there. Researchers working at a mine near Jadar recently came across a mineral they couldn't identify and called in Dr. Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum, to help. "Toward the end of my research," Stanley told the BBC, "I searched the Web using the mineral's chemical formula -- sodium lithium boron silicate hydroxide -- and was amazed to discover that same scientific name, written on a case of rock containing kryptonite stolen by Lex Luther from a museum in the film 'Superman Returns.'

The new mineral does not contain fluorine (which it does in the film) and is white rather than green but, in all other respects, the chemistry matches that for the rock containing kryptonite." Unfortunately, international rules prevent the new mineral from taking the kryptonite name because it's not related to the real element krypton, so Lois Lane will have to remember not to buy any jewelry made of Jadarite.

How genius is that! Proper update coming soon, my laptop's being an arse and "forgetting" that its (inbuilt) wireless adapter is there, so I'm pissing about making it work. Think I've got it going again now.

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Dragged out of Christopher's memory and pasted
into his blog at 4/25/2007 01:59:00 AM. Roughly.
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