World of the Bizarre
Boy allows black widow to bite him in effort to become Spider-Man
By T.K. Randall
August 7, 2023 · 8 comments
Don't try this at home... Image Credit: Pixabay / Cosplay_Images
The young boy attempted to gain the powers of the fictional web-slinger by enlisting the services of a black widow spider.
It goes without saying that being bitten by a deadly spider does not give you superpowers, but it's also not surprising that someone very young and impressionable might not realize that this is the case.
According to reports, an 8-year-old boy from Vichuloma, Bolivia recently attempted exactly this when he discovered a black widow hiding underneath a rock at a nearby river.
Hoping to gain web-slinging powers, he picked it up and allowed it to bite him on the hand.
When he got home, he was initially reluctant to tell his mother why he was suffering from severe aches and muscle contractions, but when his condition worsened he had no choice but to fess up.
He was quickly rushed to hospital and given an antidote to counteract the venom.
"We are extremely concerned because it came to our attention from the analysis and responses from the child after he had recovered that he used the arachnid for one simple purpose," said Ernesto Vasquez, head of the Zoonotic Diseases Programme for the Departmental Health Service of Oruro.
"He wanted to become Spider-Man."
Fortunately, after a five-day stint in hospital, the boy was well enough to go home.
Source: Lad Bible
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