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Man climbs building with vacuum gloves

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A man has climbed up a BBC building using a pair of vacuum gloves he built himself, in a stunt for a new BBC One science show.

Inventor Jem Stansfield, the presenter of Bang Goes The Theory, used an everyday vacuum cleaner to construct the kit.

He scaled the 40m (120ft) high BBC White City building in west London, watched by hundreds of people.

This stunt was carried out by trained professionals following strict safety procedures and should not be attempted or replicated.

Bang Goes The Theory starts on BBC One on Monday 27 July, 2009 at 1930 BST

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