Meet 10 Extraordinary People with Real Superpowers

8The Real-Life Invisible Woman

Everyone has a unique set of fingerprints and this is a universal truth. A set of dabs and minute holes can separate and identify two twins. This unique property has been used by modern technology for cybersecurity, but Cheryl Maynard feels completely invisible.

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Our fingerprints are created even before birth. There are some children who don’t have fingerprints and are diagnosed with the condition called Adermatoglyphia. This genetic mutation is present in only four extended families in the world. One such person is Cheryl Maynard who feels invisible due to this condition. It has even become difficult for her to get jobs as she has no fingerprint. She would have a head start if she began her career as a criminal.

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9The Real-Life Vision

In 1972, no one believed that Veronica Seider could see small objects which were 1.6 kilometers away. It is pretty easy to test eye sight so Seider had truly exceptional vision.  The Guinness world record is held by her for having eyesight 20 times more powerful in comparison to a normal being.

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She can also judge the distance and position of an object apart from distinguishing objects which are 1.6 kilometers away, thus her condition is very useful. She can even distinguish every color on a television set individually.

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10The Real-Life Deadpool

This condition isn’t exactly like being dead but a woman known as “SM” was diagnosed with a condition known as UrbachWiethe that causes brain damage to certain parts. This makes her feel fearless.

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This condition manifested to her as a child when she picked up snakes and venomous large spiders without feeling any sense of fear.  Once she was held at a knife point, but was let go because the attacker was unnerved due to the lack of fear. SM has one weakness, just like all other superheroes, she has no fear response when she had undergone a number of tests but she experienced a panic attack when she was exposed to carbon dioxide. Her brain was studied by a neurologist who hypothesized that a fear response was created when she faced suffocation. When the test was repeated again, there was no response until the effect of the gas caused anxiety. This response was not a psychological manifestation of fear but a physical reaction to suffocation.

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