Science and Engineering

Is This Web Strong Enough to Swing On?

One of our favorite fictional characters here at Brilliant is Spider-Face, a superhero who swings around San Francisco on strings of spider web that shoot out of his... face. To pull this off, we know the webs must be strong—if they weren't, they would snap and Spider-Face would plummet and smack the street. But just how strong would they need to be?

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