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The Tiny Miracle Behind Spiderman
by: Harun Yahya
These days another film being watched with great interest by everyone from 7 to 70 is doing the rounds: "Spiderman-2."
The film is a sequel to the first, which broke "first three day" box office records when it was first released in the USA two years ago, and this too looks likely to break further records.
The film broke the "first day" box office record in North America with $40.5 million.
Let us now have a look at the features that make this superhero the "hero" he is.
The Spider Leap
Spiderman is capable of leaping great heights, just like a spider.
The Spider Web
Spiderman produces a web similar to that of a real spider and uses it to enmesh anyone he wishes to catch.
Just like a spider, Spiderman possesses fast, powerful reflexes for protection in moments of danger.
In addition to his reflexes, Spiderman also has "spider senses" to protect him from danger. Thanks to these it is impossible ever to attack him unawares from behind. These reflexes and senses make him a hero hard to beat.
The Miracle of Silk
Spider silk is five times stronger than steel of the same thickness. Steel, known for being one of the strongest materials in the world, is an alloy produced in large factories in a series of processes. Spiders' silk, however, five times stronger than steel, is not produced in large factories: it is made by an arachnid. Just about any spider we can see anywhere can produce it. Another striking feature of the silk is that it is very light. We can demonstrate this with an example. A silk thread stretching around the whole world would only weigh 320 grams.(1) In addition, spider silk can stretch to four times its own length. It is very difficult to find a material both strong and elastic. For example, steel cables are one of the strongest materials around. But because they are not elastic like rubber, they slowly lose their shape. And although rubber cables do not lose their shape, they are not strong enough to lift heavy weights. On the other hand, as has been described above, spider silk is five times stronger than steel wire of the same thickness, and 30 percent more elastic than rubber of the same thickness.(2)
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even a tiny creature is full of the signs of Allah's excellent creation
posted by Hana' at 12/18/2004 02:51:00 AM |