Traditionally, superheroes develop their powers in unusual ways–radiation exposure, mutant genes, even deals with the devil. As a result, they can lift cars, control the weather or change their appearance. Is any of this even remotely plausible?
Yes. Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of AsapSCIENCE explore the science behind becoming Spiderman, though, as usual, Hollywood and comic books have made it seem a bit more appealing than in would be in reality.