W e humans are born with mind blowing capabilities and we have no idea of what we possess inside us. We have come across Mutants, Ninjas, and superman. But there are some people in the real world who have unleashed these capabilities may be accidently or by training and meditation. These people form a different league of themselves and are the real life superhumans. Let's look at what gifts these humans possess and what makes them different from everyone else including you and me unless you are not one of them.
Dean Karnazes was born in Los Angeles County, California. He had two siblings who died in a car accident when he was 18. At first, he began running home from school and later he would change the routes which took him into unchartered territory. He joined a cross country team as a freshman and the motto of his team was "run with your heart." He was not reconcilable with his high school coach and stopped running for 15 years.
Karnazes in the year 2006 decided to go on a well-publicized mission which was running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 consecutive days. He finished all the races as he had planned. Dean has a rare condition which helps him to flush down lactic acid from his body before it builds up in his muscles which allow him to compete in the toughest endurance races around the world. He was also featured on Stan Lees TV show 'Superhumans.' He made headlines when he ran 350 km without stopping. Even after such vigorous running, he has never experienced a cramp in his muscles.
If I ask you, what 635654381876/28374737 is? You will be finding your calculators, and while you were finding it, Daniel has the answer. Now you have an idea of what this person can do. Not only calculations this guy can even learn a new language in a week.
Daniel was able to learn and recite pi up to 22514 digits in 5 hours and 9 minutes. Most savants aren't able to explain about their abilities, but Daniel can describe how he does such things. He explains that he has a mnemonic method of doing calculations. This helps him to remember things much easily. For example, he says the visual image of 289 is very ugly, and 333 is a very attractive number. He admits that everything is just like a flash of light inside his head and becomes meaningful only at the last moment.
Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who has a photogenic memory and yes goes by my words because he truly is gifted. He can draw images after seeing them just once, and the images can range from a small object to an entire city.
Stephen had a tragic childhood as he was mute when he was young and was diagnosed with autistic when he was three, and his father died the same year in a motorbike accident. At the age of 5, he was sent to Queensmill school in London where he first developed an interest in drawing. Earlier he was fascinated by cars and animals, and he would sketch mostly from them. He is believed to have an exhaustive and in-depth knowledge about the American cars.
It was two years later that he became fascinated by the buildings of London and developed an interest of sketching those buildings. It was like he began communicating through his art.
The image you see above is of one of the most amazing pieces of art you'll ever see. The image is of Stephen drawing a sketch of London. Yes, this guy draws cityscapes by just looking at it once. He was also able to recreate New York City accurately after just one helicopter ride. In 2006, he was honored with an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) for his services to art.
Isao Machii is the Samurai Jack of the real world. The human quality in which he expertises is reflexes. He holds a number of Guinness World Records including most martial arts swords cut to one mat, fastest 1000 martial arts sword cuts, fastest tennis ball cut by a sword, etc.
His reflexes are not based on visuals but on anticipating the moving object at any moment with a 100% accuracy. He even sliced a bullet in half not to mention that the bullet was fired upon him. He has also been training a robot which attempts to mimic his sword techniques.
I wonder how this guy cuts his finger nails.
Wim Hof is a Dutchman commonly known as "The Iceman" is known for his ability to survive rather avoid extreme cold conditions. He currently holds 20 world records including a record for the longest ice bath.
He climbed 6.7 km of Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts and shoes. He stayed immersed in ice for 1 hour 52 minutes 42 seconds. He explains he does this by being able to turn his thermostat up by using mind through yoga. He has also reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro within two days in his shorts.
I bet he likes ice creams.
These real life superhumans have taken the human genetics to yet another level which tells us what the human brain is capable of and to what extent we can train it. Maybe each one of us has some super powers, and it is waiting for us to unleash it. Now, I am feeling something inside me; wait did you just see that?