TOMORROW’S World’s “The science of Spider-Man” special was more CBBC than BBC4.
If they’d studied Spidey’s powers instead of his films they’d have exposed the web-slinging Marvel superhero as a total fraud.
Spider-Man’s story makes as much sense as Fortitude.Young Peter Parker got his powers after being bitten by a radioactive spider.
Only huntsman spiders climb like he does. But they aren’t particularly strong, agile or fast and they don’t build webs. Spiderman’s mechanical silk completely defies physics. But so do most superheroes.
Superman’s origins don’t explain his flying or X-ray vision. Aquaman is absurd – when he’s on the ocean bed, how does his body stand the pressure? How much would The Flash have to eat to burn up that much energy? Even Gregg Wallace couldn’t scoff enough.
The only way to enjoy these comic book creations is to forget logic and suspend disbelief. Like PMQs.
THE Secret Life Of The Zoo informed us a group of meerkats is called a “mob”.
Makes sense…they start with insurance deals, muscle in on Corrie and before long they’re dealing crack and pimping out squirrels.