Does Columbus Have Enough Tall Buildings To Support Spider-Man?

October 9, 2020

Does Columbus Have Enough Tall Buildings To Support Spider-Man?

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Michael Lisa
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As fun as it might be to imagine, the feasibility of web-slinging through the city is really a matter of physics. Ohio State University physicist Michael Lisa used his analytical powers to solve that problem.

In addition to studying quark and gluon plasma in particle colliders, Lisa also teaches a “Physics of Sports” course at Ohio State, where students learn physics concepts by studying how athletes perform.

To answer the question, "Could Spider-Man travel significant distances by web given our skyline?", Lisa first had to decide just how strong an athlete like Spider-Man would be in real life.

After looking at how Spider-Man’s abilities are portrayed in comics books and films, Lisa decided to give this hypothetical athlete the ability to lift about 2,500 pounds and to jump about 10 feet vertically.

By Michael De Bonis- for the full story swing over to: https://radio.wosu.org/post/curious-cbus-does-columbus-have-enough-tall-buildings-support-spider-man#stream/0