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Spider-Man performer has a total backflip fail at a kid’s birthday party
There’s no way this feels good.
According to Marvel lore, Peter Parker took on a spider’s abilities when bitten by a radioactive arachnid. And in the video below, a Spider-Man performer gets totally bitten by the floor and knocks himself out.
It starts out optimistically: The costumed gymnast executes a few impressive aerials without missing a beat. Here’s his most spider-like maneuver:
And here’s the moment where a crowd of Argentinian children celebrating a birthday learn that their heroes are fallible:
It takes several moments, but our Spider-Man appears to be moving and unharmed by the end of the video. We certainly hope he later got himself checked out by a doctor, but no bandage is enough to restore a child’s magic faith in superheroes after seeing an undeniable giant lose a fight with the floor.
Photo via vladeb/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
Dylan Love is an editorial consultant and journalist whose reporting interests include emergent technology, digital media, and Russian language and culture. He is a former staff writer for the Daily Dot, and his work has been published by Business Insider, International Business Times, Men's Journal, and the Next Web.