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Friday, October 20, 2017

England’s New Superhero Sucks

Thirteen year old, Hibiki Kono has acquired spider-like superpowers.  With the help of is school’s shop teacher, he built a vacuum powered rig that allows him to escape the wedgies of bullies by climbing out of their reach.

Inspired by his favorite superhero, Spider-Man, and hell-bent on battling injustice, it seems that this crusader has only one weakness – girls talking to him.

It’s Spiderboy: Boy uses Tesco vacuum cleaners and a suckerpad to create super-hero wall-climbing gadge

www.mirror.co.uk 10/26/10

As wall crawlers go, two Tesco vacuum cleaners and a suckerpad don’t quite make a web-slinger.

But try telling that to Spider-Man fan Hibiki Kono, 13, who created a gadget to emulate his hero – then amazed his friends by scaling the school wall.

Hibiki made the climbing machine using the suction of two £14.98 Tesco value vacuums, attached nozzle pads then plugged it in. He said: “I used to dress up as Spider-Man when I was younger, I love the films.”

Teacher Angus Gent, of King’s College School, Cambridge, where Hibiki built it in five months, said once his pupil was bitten by the Spidey bug there was no looking down. He said: “I’m hugely proud of him. He has a real flair.

“I had doubts but once he proved it could work I encouraged him. It’s amazing for someone his age.”

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