It's like weird Creature Super Powers
1. Super Grip - Gecko
We’re probably all in agreement that ‘Spiderman’ is an infinitely more appealing superhero name than Gecko Man. And while the gecko isn’t exactly renowned for saving beautiful babes and battling Green Hornets - climbing-wise his skills leave that Parker bloke hanging.
The little lizard can scale vertical and even inverted surfaces, run upside down on polished glass, and hold up its entire body weight with only a single finger. How? By using millions of micro adhesive foot-hairs on each toe. Each foot-hair - seta - splits into 1000 even tinier tips effectively making the gecko naturally adhesive and incredibly strong: a million setae, which would have more than enough space on a 1p coin could lift the weight of a 20 kilo child. But how do you move if your feet stick like superglue? Easy - by leaning at a certain angle your foot peels off like a Post-it note.