ByKristin Lai, writer at
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Kristin Lai

While it took a radioactive spider bite to give Peter Parker the powers (plus responsibility) that we all know him to have, engineers at Stanford are claiming that science could possibly have an answer that doesn't require a dose of an Benadryl.

After Cambridge University informed Stephen Colbert that a real-life Spider-Man would be too big to climb walls, Stanford University took it upon themselves to prove their science wrong.

Their team responded with a video proving that with the right surface, adhesive, and pulley-lever contraptions, the Spider-Man wall walk is technically possible.

Now, do I think that Spider-Man would be able to chase down Doc Ock or Venom in this contraption or moving at that pace? No way. But, did they technically, kind of, sort of prove Cambridge University right? Sure!

While we're on the subject, I think this would be a good time to decide whether we want to keep using funds towards real Back to the Future style hoverboards, or shift focus to this more Spider-Man-like means of transportation?


Would you rather ride a hoverboard or be able to climb walls?

(Source: Stanford University, Cambridge University)


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