Reality

For years, scientists have failed to create a substance that could pass as Spider-Man‘s web. But now, it looks like this could become a reality thanks to researchers at the University of Wyoming. While there are many commercial uses because spider’s silk can be stronger than steel with respect to its weight ratio, what we’re interested in is obviously the fact that we can use this information to create real web slingers!

From BBC:

Researchers have tried for years to get the best of both worlds – super-strong silk in industrial quantities – by transplanting genes from spiders into worms. But the resulting genetically modified worms have not produced enough spider silk until now.

GM worms produced by a team led by Professor Don Jarvis of Wyoming University seem to be producing a composite of worm and spider silk in large amounts – which the researchers say is just as tough as spider silk.

Commenting on the work, Dr Christopher Holland from the University of Oxford, said that the development represented a step toward being able to produce toughened silk commercially.

According to the lay people, these are the possible uses of this spider silk:

The main applications could be in the the medical sector creating stronger sutures, implants and ligaments. But the GM spider silk could also be used as a greener substitute for toughened plastics, which require a lot of energy to produce.

Which is great and all, but the best part of this is that we’ll have some fuckin’ real web slingers!  I’m sure we’ll also end up with some fat guy in a blue and red suit parading himself as Spider-Man after having gotten his hands on some of this stuff and making web slingers.  It’ll happen.  Seriously.

Source: You Bent My Wookie

internet-kidsThis is pretty much exactly what I have imagined for soo long. Finally, the internet is like high-school! Hmmmm.. Why isn’t anyone pregnant? This makes no sense, I don’t feel secure, I’m not in a safe place.. *Hyperventilates* Wait a second. I’m sure that, from what I’m assuming, girl representing 4chan is pregnant. OH, those 4chan kids, *laughs good naturally at self* they love them some good (insert any crazy, awful, disheartening, sick, twisted, demented, or any-other synonym for disgusting here). But it’s ok. If you’re a regular visitor to 4chan, then don’t worry, it doesn’t mean you’re going to hell. It just means that you’re super creepy and I don’t want you to watch me sleep anymore… Or do I? Other than that, I totally think eBay is blowing Twitter because she has self esteem issues and wants to feel prettier than Last Fm. Facebook is that pure untainted christian girl at the party that everyone is trying to give a rufie. Wikipedia is in love with Facebook, but is too much of a vagina to make a move so he just accepts the friend card and thinks it’s better than nothing.. But it really isn’t. Youtube is trying to get with Last Fm, but his quirky weirdness just makes him the “comedian”. And for some strange fucking reason Last Fm likes Yahoo, the guy’s obviously a loser but has a lot of friends. He’s indifferent because he’s so oblivious to what a vagina actually is. And Myspace is in a ditch dying slowly while drug addicts have their way with him.. Enjoy!

Source: Buzzfeed

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