Kid Inventor "Spider-Boy" Can Walk Up Walls (Video)


Entertainment Weekly announced yesterday that the lead role in the highly anticipated new Spider-Man saga had finally been cast.  Set to play Peter Parker is Andrew Garfield, 26, “one of the U.K.’s most highly regarded up-and-comers.”  His credits include The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus and Boy A, for which he won the best actor BAFTA in 2008.  He’ll soon star opposite Justin Timberlake in the Facebook movie Social Network and the drama Never Let Me Gowith Carey Mulligan and Keira Knightley.

But Garfield may be facing stiff competition from another British kid.  13-year-old inventor Hibiki Kono has created a Spidey suit made of two 1,400 watt vacuum cleaners that allows him to walk up walls.  Look at it this way, moms.  The thought of your kids literally climbing the walls may drive you bonkers, but imagine all the cobwebs they can suck up while doing it! 

According to, “the end result is a super suit that is a little Iron Man and Spider-man at the same time.”  Here’s a video showcasing Kono and his gadget, from ITN News.

My favorite part about this video is when Kono says no one believed he could do it, but he just got his own determination and went ahead and built the thing that now has his classmates and teachers cheering.  For every nerd (or former nerd) out there who followed a dream!  Without you there would be no… Internet.  So thanks.

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