Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Is Spidey about to become a reality?

SWNS_NUCLEAR_SPIPDER_01 (3).jpg
web.jpg

While standing in close proximity of nuclear waste isn't recommended, we could be persuaded if there was a possibility of becoming the real-life Peter Parker.

A bizarre white cobweb has been found on nuclear waste by workers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Savannah River Site in South Carolina. The strange stuff is being investigated by scientists amid fears that it could be a 'spider-mutant'.

The string-like material has never been seen before on nuclear waste and was found among the spent fuel assemblies submerged in deep pools within the site's L Area.

Experts from Savannah River National Laboratory collected a small sample of the mystery lint to run test and see if it was alive.

True, this could be nothing, but we can live in hope. Now, where's the red Lycra?

(Image: SWNS)

Related

PA-11329224.jpg

The black Spider-Man

sphero1.png

The Amazing Spider-Man trailer

Snake2.jpg

Robo-snake vs Robo-spider

Comments

More

Charlton Athletic unveil touching tribute to PC Keith Palmer

Police officer killed in London attack was a keen football fan

by Dave Fawbert
23 Mar 2017

This retired racehorse has absolutely zero chill

"Woah Shamrock"

by Matt Tate
22 Mar 2017

This Monopoly board show how much it actually costs to live in London

Oh well, renting forever

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

You can get your cat high now

Thanks science

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Everyone is mad about Mary Berry's pie

No soggy bottoms here

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Spare a thought for the Cadbury social media manager

Guess what? The internet is wrong again

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

This fossil has been named after David Attenborough

As birthday presents go, that's a pretty good one

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Stephen Hawking is going into space

Astro-Hawk takes flight

by Gary Ogden
21 Mar 2017

The average date costs £129, apparently

Where are these people going?

by Emily Reynolds
20 Mar 2017

Your dog is probably lying to you

Sorry, but you can't trust your pet anymore

by Emily Reynolds
20 Mar 2017