Awesomeness Cautionary Tales

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s a Frenchman.

But this is no ordinary Frenchman. Alain Robert, the man universally known as “The Human Spider” for his unique way of climbing (without any safety tools whatsoever) has been climbing some of the world’s tallest structures since the year 2000. In February this year, he climbed to the top of the 62-story Cheung Kong Centre in Hong Kong and unfurled a banner reading “” near the base of the tower before climbing.

And just the other day on April 2nd, this nutter travelled to London during the G20 summit and scaled the outside of the 14-storey Lloyd’s Building in central London to protest about climate change. Robert climbed to the ninth floor and unfurled another yellow banner warning of “100 months” to save the world. 20 minutes later, he folded it up, climbed back down, and promptly got arrested by the UK police, presumably for being French or something.

Read the full storey (get it?) at The Telegraph.