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Why A Gecko's Feet Can Stick To Almost Anything

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Ever wanted to climb buildings like Spiderman, using just your fingertips? Unfortunately, we don't have the technology yet. But geckos are born with it. They get this superpower from two special features on their toes. Find out what they are in the video below.

Why A Gecko's Feet Can Stick to Almost Anything

Aristotle even noticed the phenomenon.

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Talk about a superpower.

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