Fly Larvae Could Lead To Superhero Suction Cups

Move over, Spider-Man

We learn a lot from the animal kingdom, and it turns out that fly larvae might hold the secret to super suction cups for humans. While superhero might be a stretch for this possible technology, it's definitely more powerful than suction cups as they stand. These little babies from Austria aren't even dislodged by river currents as they stick to rocks!

Researchers found that the larvae's suction organs can withstand forces up to 600 times their own body weight before they're moved from their perches, which is pretty incredible for any animal, let alone a baby. It could lead to scientists developing a similar product that might keep our car window Garfields from falling down--not to mention much more important functions.

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