5 Real Life Human Super Powers
1 – Natasha Demkina
- Wilhelm Röntgen was labeled a liar by the scientific community when he first announced his realization of using invisible radiation to create photographs that provide a window into the human body.
- Of Course, Röntgen was ahead of his time and went on to win the first Nobel Prize in Physics. Despite his genius, I doubt even Röntgen himself would have hypothesized that the human eye could be capable of a similar perception, but the Russian born teenager Natasha Demkina claims to be able to see in X-ray vision. Branded as ‘the girl with the X-ray vision’,
- Natasha has impressed patients, journalists, and doctors alike, and has been known to diagnose patients with greater accuracy than qualified doctors. Psychological professionals claim that Natasha is utilizing the cold reading method and could be lying about her X-Ray vision,
- but if that was true, how is it that Natasha can correctly diagnose to the extent where people trust her opinion over doctors?
2- Dean Karnazes
- Due to a rare condition which enables the body to flush lactic acid out before it builds up in the muscles, Dean Karnazes is a man who can consecutively run for 3 days and nights.
- The lactic threshold is the factor which defines the limits of our endurance but when a human lacks this indication of fatigue, it is possible to deliver some truly impressive triumphs.
- To this day, Dean has accepted seemingly impossible challenges, completing one marathon a day in a different American state for 50 days, and sprinting a marathon in the South Pole. As a physiological wonder, the 53 year old from LA continues to leave prints in the soil across the globe.
3- Wim Hof
- Referred to as ‘The Iceman’, Wim Hof is a Dutch stuntman who is known for his ability to withstand below freezing temperatures and is often photographed swimming in icy waters or wandering around snowy landscapes half dressed.
- As a world record holder, Wim claims that practicing exposure to cold, meditation and breathing exercises help him to build his ability.
- Although his talents seem supernatural, Wim professes that anyone can achieve these milestones by practicing breathing and meditation, and has posted a guide on his website revealing the exact step by step breakdown of his routines. Wim continues to defy scientific belief and currently holds 21 world records.
4 – Daniel Tammet
- As a master of language and numerical problem solving, Daniel Tammet is the autistic British savant who solved pi to the extent of 20,000 decimal places.
- In his TedTalk, Daniel claims his mind-blowing intellect can be attributed to “aesthetic judgments rather than abstract reasonings” and believes that our personal perception is at the root of how our knowledge is acquired.
- Daniel has a rare condition known as synaesthesia, a neurological anomaly where involuntary secondary senses are stimulated allowing numbers to take the form of colorful shapes and words to appear emotively with color
5 – Zhao Rui
- Defying the laws of nature, a young Shaolin monk from China thinks nothing of taking a heavy duty drill to his own face.Only ever causing himself minor injuries, Zhao Rui can push the spinning drill piece against his skin for 10 solid seconds. Crediting the force of Qi for his superhuman ability, the daring Buddhist has scientists and experts at a loss.
- Although impressive, this stunt has also been performed before by a different Shaolin monk. In 2010, Hu Qiong made headlines with his skin strengthening abilities by taking a drill to the face. Booting down the doors of perception, these insane feats of endurance could be undeniable evidence that the force of Qi exists.