27 Apr 2004 9:58 am

So, some time back, scientists discovered that the force that lets spiders and geckos stick to walls is due to miniscule hairs on their feet / legs that lead to strong Van der Waals interactions between the creature and the surface in question.

So, what do they do with this information? Spider-man suits? More secure coupling systems for vehicles that need it (think trains / trailers)? Nope.

Post-it notes.

Yep. No wonder we don’t have flying cars.

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