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|Spider-Man: 3 Kids Bitten by Black Widow in Attempt to Gain Superpowers|
Three boys in Bolivia were bitten by a black widow in the attempt to mirror the origin story of Spider-Man and gain superhuman abilities.
by Nicole Hakim
Three boys in Chayanta, Bolivia suffered black widow bites following an attempt to gain superpowers so they would be like Spider-Man.
The boys, aged eight, 10, and 12, found the black widow while their mother was cutting up wood, according to Daily Mirror. Just as Peter Parker gains superpowers after being bitten by a radioactive spider, the boys hoped that if the black widow bit them, they would get powers too. In order to coax the arachnid into biting them, "the boys are said to have provoked the spider with a stick." The venomous bites quickly took effect, and the boys experienced "severe muscle pain, abdominal cramps, increased heart rate and muscle spasms."
The boys' mother quickly took them to a local health center and they were given medicine before being transferred to a hospital in Llallagua, where the conditions only intensified. After yet another transfer to the Children's Hospital in La Paz, the country's capital, "the brothers were given a serum for their bites and their condition improved." They were released from the hospital five days later.
Read more/full article/source - https://www.cbr.com/spider-man-black-widow-bites-three-boys/