10 People with Superpowers Caught on Tape
At one point in your life, you’ve probably wondered whether there are superhumans among us. They could look like us, talk like us, move like us, but have something extra that makes them a little bit different from us. Below is a list of a number of people that can do things that other people can’t. These unique abilities have made most of them famous, with fans claiming that these special individuals have superpowers. Most of these “powers” are unique and fascinating and have been caught on tape.
Wim Hof is dubbed the “Iceman” because of his ability to withstand extremely cold temperatures. He holds a whopping 21 Guinness World Records including one for the longest ice bath. According to him, his power is that he is able to control his core temperature by using his mind.
2. Tibetan Monks
These are a group of monks with the ability to control their body temperature. They have been recorded as changing their body temperature to eight degrees Celsius higher, and lower. This is one superpower that could come in handy when you develop a fever.
3. Rathakrishnan Velu
As a child you probably had one or two teeth removed by tying a string around them and using force to pull them out. Well, this wouldn’t have worked with Rathakrishnan Velu’s teeth which are capable of pulling steel. He is nicknamed “King Tooth” as he has been recorded pulling a seven-coach train using steel rope between his teeth. He holds the record for the heaviest weight pulled with teeth.
4. Daniel Browning Smith
This actor, stuntman, television host, comedian, sports entertainer, and contortionist, is the most flexible man in the world. He holds several Guinness World Records for his flexibility which is as a result of a rare condition known as the hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. It can cause severe pain for those suffering from it, but luckily, Daniel only experiences mild pain and has gone on to make a name for himself in the world.
5. Shi Liliang
Shi Liliang is a Shaolin monk that can run across water. In 2015, he broke a previous world record after he ran over 400ft across a water surface. The man hails from South East China and has managed to break this record by running across the water for over 400ft on a runway made of nothing else but thin pieces of plywood held together with pieces of cloth. His secret to running on water is to use light steps, move quickly, keep your balance and focus on your toes. Shaolin monks are known for their intense training, discipline and physical skill
6. Thai Ngoc
Imagine what you could achieve if you never slept. It sounds impossible to not sleep because you’d probably collapse from exhaustion. But this is possible for Thai Ngoc, a 76-year-old Vietnamese man who hasn’t slept at all in the past 43 years! He has a rare form of insomnia that has kept him awake for the better part of over four decades. He functions normally and has a farm on which he works regularly. Imagine if you had this ability, what would you be able to accomplish? Study harder? Work smarter and get that promotion? Or perhaps binge-watch your favorite series on Netflix and HBO.
7. Magnet Man
You may have heard of Magneto, from the X-Men movies or comics. He had the ability to control anything metal. This modern-age Magneto has the ability to stick metal objects to his body. It was at the age of 60 that Liew Thon Lin discovered that metal objects had a tendency to stick to his body. All sorts of metal objects varying in sizes have gotten stuck to his body. This bizarre power has enabled him to perform at charity shows.
8. Stephen Wiltshire
Stephen earns his spot on the list because of his ability to draw lifelike pictures of anything. “Most artists can do that”, you may think. But not everyone has a perfect visual memory as he does. All he has to do is look at a picture once, and he will be able to draw an accurate representation without referring to the picture again. When young, Stephen was diagnosed with Savant syndrome which enabled him to develop into a visual memory genius.
9. Ben Underwood
Also known as “Batman”, Ben was born with a rare form of cancer in both his eyes, leaving him blind as a young child. While he was still young, his mother began noticing making clicking sounds. She didn’t understand then, but as he grew older she realized that he was using echolocation. Ben would use the clicking sounds he’d made with his tongue to identify where he was. He could also tell what kind of objects were around him. He never used a dog or cane. He learned how to ride bikes, climb trees, skate and do things that any normal child would do. Sadly, he passed away at the age of 16.
10. Michel Lotito
Michel suffered from a condition, Pica, that made him crave metal. He loved to eat it. He preferred eating non-edible items even over food. In addition to metal, he occasionally enjoyed eating plastic, rubber, and glass. It wasn’t enough for him, even though he’d already proven that he had a strong stomach, literally. At some point in his life, he decided to eat an entire plane. Yes, a Cessna 150 airplane disappeared into his stomach.
Between 1959 and 1997 he had already consumed 9 tons of metal. He was a medical wonder because all that metal should have killed him through either poisoning or by rupturing his intestines, neither of which happened. Doctors examined him and found that his stomach had a very thick lining. Meaning he could pretty much continue eating what he was eating without it affecting him.
Might you know anyone who also has a bizarre superpower? Do you have any hidden talents yourself?