The popularity of Hollywood movies like ‘Superman’ and ‘Spider-man’ are indications of our fantasies to possess similar abilities that will enable us do extra-ordinary things. Secretly, we desire super strengths and agility that will enable us cling to most surfaces, shoot and swing on spider-webs, swiftly react to dangers, and easily combat our foes just like the spider-man. Also like Superman, some of us fancy the idea of using our superpowers for the benefit of humanity.
Considerably, the realization of our inability to act like the spider and super men on our TV screens is frustrating. Nevertheless, there are persons who do not share our frustrations for not being able to act like the spider and super man, they too have extraordinary superpowers that surpasses normal human ability. Here are some selected persons with amazing powers and ability that’s unusual with humans.
Meet 18 Humans with Extraordinary Powers and Abilities – This is Mind Blowing
1. Daniel Browning Smith
The Most Flexible Man
Also known as ‘rubber boy’, Daniel can twist his body into unbelievable structures. His amazing ability to dislocate his joints, and bend almost towards any direction earned him seven Guinness World Records. The American contortionists is undisputedly, the most flexible person in history. He once packaged himself in a small box.
2. Liew Thow Lin
The Magnet Man
If Liew is nearby, you don’t need to worry about how to tow your truck. This Malaysian has once pulled a car with his super ability. He has the power to stick metal objects to his body, as such, can make metal objects weighing from 2 to 3 kg stick into his skin.
3. Wim Hof
Iceman has a super ability that enable him withstand and survive extreme cold. Among his twenty world records is a world record for the longest ice bath. Hof was once kept immersed in ice for almost 2 hours, he climbed and reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro within two days with only his shorts. His other daredevil deeds are recorded by Guinness World Records.
4. Shakuntala Devi
The Human Computer
Meet Shakuntala, an Indian famously known as the ‘human computer’ who reportedly provided the accurate solution to the cube root of 61,629,875 and the seventh root of 170,859,375 before the maths question could be copied down. she literary awed the whole world with her calculation abilities. As such she earned a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World records where the rest of her astonishing deeds were recorded.
5. Dean Karnazes
The Man Who Can Run For Eternity
Well, the above caption is agreeably tainted with hyperbole but what better way can you describe a man who can run for three days and night without stopping? it’s not that much an exaggeration. This American ran 350 miles in 80 hours and 44 minutes without sleep in 2005, single-handedly completed a 199 mile relay run eleven times, and ran a marathon for 50 consecutive days in 2006.
6. Isao Machii
The Laido Master
The next time you get to view awesome sword skills in a movie. Do not dismiss it as impossible stunts you get to see on movies alone. Isao can replicate similar stunts. He holds a number of Guinness World Records for his sword skills. Check out the video below.
7. Ben Underwood
Ben Can See Without Eyes
How awed will you be to sight a blind that can run, play basket ball, football and even ride bicycle? Ben’s life was literally about seeing without eyes. He was reportedly diagnosed with retinal cancer at the age of two, and had his eyes removed at the age of three. However, via making frequent clicking noises with his tongue, he was able to dictate the location of objects and can practically do anything like the human with visual sense.
8. Tim Cridland (The Torture King)
Tim Cridland, stage named ‘Zamora the torture king’ can push huge long pins through his body, deep into his muscle tissues without experiencing pain, blood gush and with a very swift healing. Due to his unusual feats, this American is known worldwide as ‘the man who feels no pain’. See the video below. I bet you will help him feel the pain.
9. Michel Lotito
The Man That Can Eat Anything (Bicycles, beds, televisions, coffin)
According to records, Michel Lotito was estimated to have eaten almost nine tons of metal within 38 years. This French entertainer is known for his consumption of materials that are not edible to the normal human. Metal, glass, rubber and other materials were his favorite meals especially when he mounts a stage. The aircraft isn’t for his flight. It’s one among the many unusual things he ate.
10. Laurence Kim Peek
Laurence Kim Peek proves that the movies you see are not too detached from reality as he inspired the “Rain Man” movie. He could speed trough a book by scanning the left page with his left eye and the right page with the right eye. And, can recall almost all the information he gathered from the book. Records reported that he could accurately recall the contents of at least 12,000 books. He was known as a mega-savant with exceptional memory.
11. Tha’i Ngoc
Ngoc is Eternally Awake
Verily, you wouldn’t argue that someone who didn’t sleep for 41 years is eternally awake. And definitely, you will agree that staying awake for such a long time is out of ordinary. Well, it’s recorded that Thái Ngọc is a Vietnamese insomniac but I sincerely believe its more about him being a super-human than him having a sleeping disorder.
12. Dave Mullins
The Free-diver World Record-Holder
Meet Dave Mullins. The New Zealander world record holder free-diver that can swim underwater for the longest time ever, and as well travel the longest distance underwater. He dove 108 meters with no oxygen tank, swam underwater for 4 minutes and 2 seconds as he covered a total distance of 244 meters with a single breath.
13. Natasha Demkina
The Lady With X-ray-like Vision
She can take a glance at you and see your innermost part. This Russian lady is widely celebrated especially in Russia as ‘the girl with X-ray eyes’. She is in possession of special visual sense that enable her to see through human bodies and sight their internal organs. She uses this special vision ability to make medical diagnoses which are often more accurate than those of doctors.
14. Stephen Wiltshire
The Human Camera
Show Steven a scene once and he will sooner replicate it for you from his memory. Stephen Wiltshire is a British architectural artist, and his work has earned worldwide recognition due to his ability to beautifully and accurately draw landscapes from memory after seeing it for just once.
15. Kevin Richardson
The Man That Befriends Wild Cats
Richardson has reportedly slept next to, fed and lived with lions, cheetahs, leopards and hyenas. He’s popular as an animal behaviorist who has extensively worked with native animals of Africa.
16. Liam Hoekstra
The Lad With Unusual Strength
According to reports, Liam parents noticed his uncommon strength which made them decide to consult a doctor. it was subsequently discovered that Liam have 40 percent more muscles than kids of his age. Liam at the age of three have the strength of a seven-year old kid. Liam has superior strength and speed than other boys his age and as such easily excel in any activity that requires strength.
17. Rathakrishnan Velu
The Incredible Mr. Teeth
Rathakrishnan Velu, a Malaysian nicknamed “King Tooth” is able to pull things with his teeth. He has broken several world records by pulling a seven-coach train using a steel rope clenched in his mouth (yes, trains) with his teeth.
18. Claudio Pinto
The Eye Popping Man
Claudio Pinto might not look like a superhuman at first instance, but he has a special talent, one that he describes as “God given”. Claudio Pinto is able to pop his eyes out of their sockets to about 95%. If that’s not a super power, I don’t know what it is.