Meet 10 Extraordinary People with Real Superpowers

We all have dreams of having superpowers. This has remained as an idle daydream for most of us. Who wouldn’t want to even fly a few feet off the ground, or have some awesome muscle power to protect ourselves and intimidate others at the beach? Maybe we would like super hearing like Daredevil or Batman but did you know there are some cool people who are blessed with legitimate superpowers. They may just be the tips of an iceberg. There may be many who are just hiding from plain sight and shadows, waiting for an opportunity to save the planet. Here is a list of 10 real-life people who have good and honest superpowers and who actually exist.

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1The Real-Life Batman or rather Daredevil

Daniel Kish as a baby was diagnosed with cancer which affects the eyes, called retinoblastoma. Before his first birthday, both his eyes were removed. Kish, like the superhero Daredevil, had made his own echolocation system so as to navigate in his environment, he followed the same procedure on how bats fly in the dark. He was also referred to as the real-life Batman.

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How he navigated movement

He produced clicking sounds with his tongue when he moved around. He learnt that every surface produced its own sound. A tree could be identified by him as the trunk produced a different echo in comparison to the leaves and branches. The echoes produced from his clicking gave him the ability to imagine a 3-D image of the objects in his mind. The visual functions of his brain were then activated by his clicking sound and even enhance spatial and depth perception. Kish can exit a concert hallway faster than a normal person with eyesight as he can find the exit from a long distance away.

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How he navigated movement
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2The Real-Life Mr. Freeze

Wim Hof just like all superheroes discovered his powers by accident. When he was 17 years old, he had a powerful urge to jump in a frozen canal in Amsterdam, his home city. He did so and discovered that his body has the superhuman ability to withstand extremely cold temperatures. This helped him claim 26 world records. He even attempted scaling Mt Everest in a pair of shorts but failed half-way because of a foot injury; he even passed through the death zone without any harm. He has broken his own record 4 times in ice submergence and also ran marathons in the snow barefooted. Research found that it was his techniques of breathing and meditation that overcame the stress responses in his brain and allowed him to bear up extreme cold.

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3The Real-Life Flash

One of the most remarkable endurance athletes and the person who can run almost till forever is Dean Karnazes. He ran 563 km without stopping for 3 days. He also ran to the South Pole and across the Death Valley.

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The Real-Life Flash
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How does he manage it?

The lactate threshold in a person’s body limits the endurance of most runners. When the lactate threshold of the body is reached, the rate at which lactate is converted starts to decrease which causes acid build-up in the muscles and “hitting the wall” that causes a burning pain for runners. Breathlessness, muscle fatigue and a racing heart will be experienced along with sweating and gasping at this point. Dean Karnazes can run forever as his body does not have a lactate threshold.

How does he manage it
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