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.
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.
How he navigated movement
He produced clicking sounds with his tongue when he moved around. He
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.
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.
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