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“Krypton”, Nottingham: noble gas

“Krypton Security” burglar alarm, Nottingham • Blimey – even Krypton can’t keep the evil pigeons at bay! OK, I know it’s Krypronite that can nobble Superman; Krypton, apart from being the fictional planet he came from, is in real life a rare but slightly dull “noble gas“, shown bottled below. • Spotted: Forman Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1, England, 2011 • Politics: In the Labour constituency of Nottingham East

Above: a vial of glowing ultrapure krypton (from Images of Elements)


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  1. Unfair! There’s nothing dull about Krypton! Have you never heard of Krypton bulbs – the gas is used to produce a brilliant white light in car headlamps, photograpic flash guns, etc ;-)

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