Kryptonite discovered in a mine in Siberia. Implications for Democrats and Superman debated.
According to the BBC, a mineral was recently discovered in a mine in Siberia that has the same chemical makeup of the fictional Kryptonite, Superman's Achilles Heel. The mineral was sent to the London Natural History Museum where mineralologist Dr. Chris Stanley analyzed the specimen.
Once the London expert had unravelled the mineral's chemical make-up, he was shocked to discover this formula was already referenced in literature - albeit fictional literature.
"Towards the end of my research 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.
It has been reported that members of the Bush White House are in talks with the Russian government in an attempt to acquire the mineral. Sources say that President Bush hopes to use the newly discovered mineral in an attempt to quell the powers of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The affects of Kryptonite on Senator Reid are unknown but many of his supporters consider him a "Superman", of sorts. Give 'em hell, Superman.