Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In An Alternative Universe, He Became Spider-Man

Frank McLaughlin, of the Kansas City Unions, while on a train last Wednesday night, en route from St. Louis to Kansas City, was bitten over the right eye by a spider.  The Kansas City Times said that on his arrival home "he looked as if he had taken second money in a catch-as-catch-can scrap."
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, August 25, 1884

Well, I guess the spider would have had to have been radioactive or genetically altered or something like that.  If it had been, Frank McLaughlin would have become Spider-Man eighty years before Peter Parker.

And I'm looking forward to seeing the kind of spam that a reference to Spider-Man will bring to the website.     

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