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Real Life Spider-Woman Climbs Castle To Avoid Admission Fee

Don't Try This At Home

I love a castle as much as the next girl (probably a bit more) but this woman is willing to do a lot more than I am to get into one. Even when it’s not necessary. 

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In front of several tourists, Ma Jei climbed a 70 foot Zhonghau Castle wall, in Nanjing, China with impressive grace and ease in order to avoid having to pay the entrance fee which would have cost her about $4. Take a look at her in action…

According to the Daily Mail, “Thrifty Jei – who had no rope or safety equipment – told fellow visitors she’d grown up in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, climbing the walls of Zhonghau Castle since childhood and had never once paid to get in.”

“She ran up the wall like a goat and made it look easy. But when people tried it for themselves they saw it wasn’t quite as simple as they thought,” said one tourist. Two of the daredevils fell and broke their legs while three others had to be rescued by police.

This is why you leave the superhero-ing up to the professionals, folks.

(via The Daily Mail)

(Spider-Woman by Protokitty)

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Jill Pantozzi
Jill Pantozzi is a pop-culture journalist and host who writes about all things nerdy and beyond! She’s Editor in Chief of the geek girl culture site The Mary Sue (Abrams Media Network), and hosts her own blog “Has Boobs, Reads Comics” ( She co-hosts the Crazy Sexy Geeks podcast along with superhero historian Alan Kistler, contributed to a book of essays titled “Chicks Read Comics,” (Mad Norwegian Press) and had her first comic book story in the IDW anthology, “Womanthology.” In 2012, she was featured on National Geographic’s "Comic Store Heroes," a documentary on the lives of comic book fans and the following year she was one of many Batman fans profiled in the documentary, "Legends of the Knight."

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