The Science Of Spider-Man: Is He Possible?

Submitted by: PixelMitch 5 years ago in Science

Spider-man is badass for sure, but which aspects are scientifically realistic? Get ready for the science.
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Male 92
climing?
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Male 5,811
Science fail. Although a retrovirus would be ONE possible reason for superpowers, the spider that bit PP was radioactive. The radiation could theoretically cause mutations in his cells. The scope and sheer unlikelihood that there would be that many beneficial mutations is ridiculous, but it would be another possibility, nonetheless.
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Male 3,310
Nice try. But if you are going to talk about Spiderman, and you talk about the strength of spider silk, you`ve missed the point. On the other hand, if they actually had Spiderman ejecting webbing out his arse, that would be cool. But his silk had nothing to do with his radioactive spider bite abilities. It was "MAN-MADE". And that means it was evil.
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Male 62
Did that guy just say "bicept"?
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Male 1,735
Someone`s got too much free time on their hands. It`s a comic, don`t question it, enjoy the ride.
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Male 41,129
@darkmagician: In the comics he suddenly "knew how" to make web fluid and web shooters.
In the movies it comes out of his wrists.
In real spiders it comes out of 4 (iirc) glands near their bum-holes.

NOTE: The Catgirls are safe: I`m talking about biology! lolz!

@DrProfessor: Because we`re Bored?

@AtheistAlien: Blasphemer! I cast you out, in the name of... SHAZAM!
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Male 809
No, it`s impossible you morons. It`s a story, just like the bible.
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Male 3,894
...why would you try to rationalize a superhero?
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Male 1,625
[quote]It should come out quite close to his butt... [/quote]

thats assuming that spiderman gained his web shooting from ability from his genetic mutation, he actually developed them himself, he is a super smart scientist after all
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Male 2,586
So many generalisations in that video but I`ll let them slip.
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Male 41,129
Meh, kinda interesting. Neven thought of the "hairy all over" part, lolz!
P.Parker`s webs come out from the wrong place! It should come out quite close to his butt...
"Spider Sense" is just silly. Oh well, that`s comic books for ya!



UFO Ultramaiden Valkyrie! Cat Girl Maids = win!
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Male 2,344
soooo what you are saying is I could be spider-man!
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Female 2,228



So basically this little radioactive spider has to have an AIDS like virus (retrovirus)...and then... and then... Awww sci-fi makes my head hurt!
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Male 61
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