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Ok Now This Is Kewlscientists

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OK! Now this is kewl!!!

Scientists have discovered what makes geckos stick: “Researchers have discovered that the secret to the adhesion lies in millions of tiny hairs called ‘setae.’ Each hair is the width of two human hairs, and contains about 1000 little pads at the end. The pads are so tiny that they actually cling to the surface at the molecular level, due to van der Waal forces. A gecko using all of its setae and pads at the same time could support 280 pounds.”

Like I said…that is really cool. Now I can fulfill my lifelong dream of becoming Spider-Man.