Meet 10 Extraordinary People with Real Superpowers
4The Real-Life Spider-Man
Alain Robert also named as the “French Spiderman”, is said to be one of the world’s best climbers. He is famous for solo climbing of skyscrapers without using any safety harnesses or ropes. A bag of chalk dust is the only equipment he requires. Robert has climbed the Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai, Lloyd’s building in London, Taipei 101 in Taiwan along with other 160 skyscrapers.
5The Real-Life Professor X
Marilu Henner is an actress as well as a superhuman with mental powers. She has an extremely rare condition which helps her to remember every single moment of her life which is known as Highly Superior Autobiographical memory (HSAM). Less than 100 people suffer from this condition in the entire world. Life can be much easier if you have HSAM, but they are many side effects as it can cause depression and anxiety disorders along with OCD.
What is HSAM
HSAM diagnosed people are said to have larger temporal lobes and caudate nuclei in comparison to normal people. Researchers haven’t yet identified whether this is the result of living with the condition or is it caused by the condition. Henner finds it very convenient at times as it helps her to learn up her lines.
6The elastic man and real life Mr fantastic
A Spanish actor Javier Botet was born with a peculiar gift. He looks like a skeleton because of his extremely long limbs and lean body. In 2013, he had done a screen test which made him appear as a puppet since he could move his limbs in very disturbing and unexpected ways. Botet was diagnosed with a syndrome which causes hyper-flexibility, called Marfan syndrome. He has been able to make a career in horror movies due to his condition, where he acts
7The Real-Life Overseer
Genetic scientists have taken an interest in an unnamed family from Connecticut making them subjects of a study as they have an extremely high bone density. This family has bones which can never break due to their genetic mutation, just like Bruce Willis in “Unbreakable”.
Not a single person in their family has ever experienced a fracture as they have the strongest bones on the entire planet. This condition of theirs is genetic. 20 members of their family have been tested by scientists, where half of them had higher bone densities. Researchers have stated by studying the DNA structure of their family members, they would be able to completely understand their condition and they could even treat osteoporosis.