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2009-09-01 18:47:55

A Frenchman whose penchant for climbing tall structures has earned him the nickname Spider-man was jailed Tuesday after scaling an 88-story tower in Malaysia. Robert Alain, 46, used no special equipment to reach the top of the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Bernama reported.

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2007-11-19 09:00:00

A daredevil French climber nicknamed "Spiderman" scaled part of a mountain in southern China using only his bare hands, months after he was banned from the country for clambering up Shanghai's tallest building without permission.

2005-11-29 16:12:14

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Surveying the glass and steel skyscrapers that compose the downtown Houston skyline, France's "Spider-Man" on Tuesday acknowledged the only way he'll scale them is by elevator, like everyone else.

2005-11-22 16:07:37

HOUSTON (Reuters) - A daredevil climber known as "the French Spiderman" who has scaled skyscrapers around the globe was arrested on Tuesday as he tried to clamber up a Houston office building, authorities said.


Word of the Day
coulisse
  • One of the side scenes of the stage in a theater, or the space included between the side scenes.
  • The outside stock exchange, or “curb market,” of Paris.
  • A flute or groove on the blade of a sword.
  • A section of stage scenery placed in a wing of a theatre.
The word 'coulisse' comes from a French word meaning "sliding door".
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