July 5, 2012

What If a Radioactive Spider Bites You?

Katy Waldman, Slate


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The Amazing Spider-Man, which retells the origins of Marvel’s wall-crawling superhero, hits theaters Tuesday. In the comic, a bite from a radioactive spider gives Peter Parker strength, agility and—in some versions of the story—the ability to shoot webbing out of his wrist. What really happens to someone bitten by a radioactive spider?

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