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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

End Is Nigh

Read a headline yesterday that said:

Captain America Arrested After Assaulting Woman With Burrito

Two weeks ago, a man dressed as Batman was running around London.

How is this not a great story for a culture reporter to cover? It's a gimme!

I'm now officially starting to root for people dressed as heroes (or villains) to show up in life. If you see any, send them my way. We have a mission together.

Tomorrow...really cool announcement.


PS - Okay, this is insane. After I posted this, I just saw this real article on BBC News. They're LISTENING!

'Kryptonite' discovered in mine

The real kryptonite - Jadarite (NHM)

Very definitely not green

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.

According to movie and comic-book storylines, kryptonite is supposed to sap Superman's powers whenever he is exposed to its large green crystals.

The real mineral is white and harmless, says Dr Chris Stanley, a mineralogist at London's Natural History Museum.

"I'm afraid it's not green and it doesn't glow either - although it will react to ultraviolet light by fluorescing a pinkish-orange," he told BBC News.

1 comment:

WILLIAM said...

I have some great photos of my brothers dressed as heroes from my wedding 5 years ago.