Steel Structure Trivia: Spooky Spider

Just in time for Halloween, a Salt Lake City, Utah man has built a one-ton, fire-breathing spider - made out of steel! NBC/KSL reports the sculpture is made from scrap steel and its fire-breath is powered by propane and spare bicycle parts. The giant arachnid, which took two years to build, is now on display on the man’s lawn and will be spooking passersby through Thanksgiving. Read the article and watch a video about the steel spider sculpture, here. The above photo is an image capture from NBC/KSL's video. 

Did you know there’s a “Steel Spider” comic book superhero? Keeping with our Halloween steel spider theme, our October trivia question is: What is the Steel Spider superhero’s human name?


The correct answer is “Oliver ‘Ollie’ Osnick.” Congratulations to our sole winner: Tim Foy, E.I.T., structural engineer at Weidlinger Associates Inc. in Boston.

You can test your steel structure knowledge right here on our MSC website on the last Friday of each month, where a new trivia question will be posted to the News section. Because our offices will be closed the Friday after Thanksgiving, our next trivia question will be posted the week prior on Friday, November 21 at noon (CST).

The first three people to submit the correct answer will receive an MSC-branded, stainless steel back scratcher! (And check out that telescoping action! Wow!) Its five-fingered curved design reaches from 5 1/2 in. to 19 1/4 in. in length.