Ever dreamed of having a superpower that would have made your life easier? Some people wished they could read other’s minds, while some want to fly around freely. Did you know that some people have amazing abilities that can be considered to be superpowers? Some of them are more famous, some are less known to the public. However, no matter if they’re known or unknown they still have interesting stories that you should check out. Did you know that there was a man that actually ate a plane? Read on and check all of the amusing stories about 10 humans with superpowers!
The Magnet Man
Liew Thow Lin is the famed magnet man that amazed everyone with his specific ability. He could stick metal objects to his body, which was considered to be pretty impressive. Sticking up to 36 kg of meal to his body isn’t the only thing he did, as Liew used his ability to pull a car as well. All of his amazing abilities were featured in charity events. Surprisingly, the body of the Magnet Man didn’t show any magnetic properties. Scientists discovered that his specific ability came as a result of his skin’s high amount of friction when coming across objects.
The human body never fails to surprise us. Daniel Browning Smith is proof of that. Despite being an actor, TV host, and American contortionist, he is known as the most flexible person in the whole world. His amazing ability has won him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. The outstanding body flexibility is caused by a rare genetic condition. It can cause severe pain, but Daniel is happy to experience only moderate pain.
Man who didn’t sleep for 46 years
Wondering about how long you go without sleep? For an average human, sleepless nights mean nothing but a headache and feeling a bit drowsy. But, Thái Ngọc claims that hasn’t slept for 46 years. This Vietnamese man suffered from severe insomnia after he got a fever back in 1973. Surprisingly, since then he’s felt good and has been able to perform regular physical activities.
The visual memory genius
Stephen Wiltshire is known for his ability to draw precise and detailed panoramas just by having a quick glance over them. The famous British architect has excellent visual memory that no other human can compete with. This gives him the ability to draw a detailed landscape of a city, only with one helicopter ride. In 2005, he was on a helicopter ride over Tokyo. Within 7 days, he drew the longest panoramic view from his memory. The incredible drawing was 10 meters long. After that, we drew many other cities such as Rome, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, and Dubai.
The man that could read vinyl
Vinyl records an older tech not used as much are vinyl disks that played music on a special player. Think of it as a larger CD. But, there was one man that could read the vinyl when he looked at the grooves formed into it. Arthur Lintgen is a physician that can recognize music as soon as he looks into the vinyl record. Based on the grooves and contours, he can tell the length of movements, the sections where the song is quiet or loud, or even the company that produced it. He could also tell when the song is going to stop too.
Wim Hof has the amazing ability to withstand bone-chilling temperatures. If the cold weather makes you want to wrap in a blanket and stay at home, this story will blow your mind. Known as the Iceman, Wim is famous for the fact that he ran a 5-hour marathon when the temperature was freezing at a low -20 degrees. But, his powers don’t stop here. He was also known for climbing Kilimanjaro wearing nothing but shorts. Encouraged by this, he attempted to conquer Mount Everest in his shorts. Unfortunately, he failed to do so. He couldn’t proceed and it wasn’t because he felt cold, but because of a foot injury. His superpowers came as a result of special training and meditation.
The man that can eat anything
Feeling too picky when eating certain foods? Wait until you hear the story of the man that can eat anything. Michel Lotito is famous for the ability to eat any indigestible objects. The French entertainer had a rare eating disorder that made him crave for non-nutritious foods. He had the ability to eat anything, without getting injured. This was due to the fact that he had very powerful digestive juices and thick lining in the stomach that prevented injuries. The most surprising thing Mr. Eat-All did during his life was consuming parts of a Cessna aircraft.
The Lion Whisperer
Are you feeling anxious about the idea of being surrounded by lions? This man doesn’t feel scared. On the contrary, he has an extremely close bond with carnivorous animals. Kevin Rene Richardson became famous for being the Lion Whisperer. He can cuddle animals that you wouldn’t dare to approach, such as hyenas, lions, and tigers.
Swimming might not be considered as a superpower. But, Dave Mullins changed this with his terrific abilities. He holds the world record for the longest underwater swim and the most distant one. The total distance was 244 meters, while he held his breath for 4 minutes and 2 seconds. Amazingly, he broke his own record. As a professional diver, his initial record was diving 108 meters without any equipment.
Ben Underwood lost his eyesight at a very young age due to cancer. Surprisingly he relied on echolocation and had a normal life. This is the same technique that bats use to find their way. Ben clicked his tongue and produced a specific sound that allowed him to navigate around. The boy could do the things that every other teenager did. Unfortunately, he passed away at the age of 16 when the cancer that took his sight appeared again.
These people appear to be ordinary, but they really amaze us with their special abilities. What is the superpower that you wish you had?