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Real life people with superpowers

Each one of us, at some point in time, would have dreamt of having a superpower that puts us on a higher pedestal as compared to others. While they may not be actual superpowers, these people were surely different from others.

 The Iceman

Wim Hof ran half a marathon shirtless and shoeless 200 kilometres north of Arctic Circle. It took him 5 hours and 25 minutes to complete the run at a -20 degrees temperature. The Iceman is said to performTummo, a way of controlling his body temperature,which is mastered by Tibetan Yogi Monks. Hof also climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in just two days wearing nothing but his black shorts. In 2007, he went on to capture Mount Everest wearing only shorts but fell short!

Uberboy, the super baby

Born in Germany in 1999, this super baby was born with an amazing muscular physique which was rather caused by a genetic condition that purges the myostatin gene, which limits muscle development in babies. At the age of 5, he could lift 7 lbs in each hand with arms stretched. Scientists are studying Uberboy’s muscle development and the genetic factor to help patients with muscle disorders.

 The Aquaman

Dave Mullins of New Zealand in September 2007 beat his own record by swimming a total distance of 244 meters in a single breath for 4 minutes and 2 seconds. Moreover, he is the 5th person in New Zealand to dive at a depth of 100 meters. Mullins has achieved this feat by rigorous training his muscles to perform while oxygen-deprived.

Incrediboy Wonder

Dubbed as Britain’s Strongest Schoolboy in 2009, the 6 ft, 280 lbs, Chris Morgan was able to lift a ton of heavy Ford Fiesta. Weighing only 5 lbs 5 oz at birth, Morgan consumes over 5000 calories per day and works out five times a week. His mother happily vacuums the house as Morgan helps her by lifting furniture as needed.

 X-Ray Vision Girl

At ten years of age, Natasha Demkina was able to scan through her mother’s body and describe in great detail the condition and position of all of her organs. When the local hospital decided to check her abilities, she did well by drawing a diagram of one doctor’s stomach with exact details and the place of an ulcer. Over the years, her abilities have been questioned many times.

Others included Ben Underwood,who had the ability to see using echolocation, and Tim Cridland, aka Zamora, who didn’t experience bodily pain. Surely, these superhuman abilities are worth appreciating.

Priyadarshini Kaul

Priyadarshini Kaul Mishra has two Master’s Degrees in English Literature and History. She is actively following her passion for the language by being a content creator since many years now. Besides this, Priyadarshini is a true bookworm at heart and tries to be an avid reader despite being a full-time mother now. She is also a professionally certified baker and puts on the oven mitts every now and then.
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