British Man Climbs Up Side of Building Using DIY Vacuum Gloves

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As part of a BBC science show called Bang Goes the Theory, inventor Jem Stansfield climbed up the side of the 140-foot BBC building using "vacuum gloves" made from an ordinary vacuum cleaner.

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Click to viewWe don't know much about the actual gloves, seemingly built from plywood and a couple of dustbusters, so we've got a bit of doubt about the whole enterprise, especially as it's described by the BBC itself as a "stunt." But whatever: There's a guy climbing the side of a building! [BBC News via Geekologie]

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He looks like a combination of Spiderman and Doctor Octopus. I like to call him... Octopusman!