Kantara writes: CNN has a video on a 50 foot robotic spider currently in Liverpool, England. Unfortunately it's not a government war machine, instead it is created for street performance. While that would normally kill the story right there, there are some things to note. It is made from metal and wood and is able to move a 2 mph. It takes 12 operators to move all the different parts and cost 1.9 million to make. Some of us might twitch in fear of this, though our inner mad scientist might want strap a few lasers on this a take it for a ride.