Ever wonder what it’s like to have superpowers? Well, it’s not as impossible as it may seem. Here are 10 real people with actual “gifts” or superpowers. This is Part 2 of a two part series on superpowers. If you haven’t read part 1 yet follow this link: Part 1
- The Ice Man
Wim Hof is a Dutch man who has been gifted with the superpower to withstand extreme cold. Incredibly, he holds 20 world records, including one for the longest ice bath (1 hour and 13 minutes). He was able to climb Mount Kiliamanjaro, the highest mountain in Africa, wearing only shorts. He also attempted to climb Mount Everest wearing only shorts. Unfortunately, he had a foot injury and was not able to reach the top. His internal temperature has been tested during and after the ice baths and interestingly, his internal body temperature never changes. He claims to be able to regulate his body temperature and even his immune system through meditation.
- Rain Man
Kim Peek was the inspiration behind the popular film “Rain Man”. He was able to memorize things at an extraordinary pace from the age of just one and a half. He was born with a large head and lacked the nerves that connected the two hemispheres of the brain. Scientists believe this is what caused the neurons to make unusual connections, which caused Kim to have an extraordinary memory, like being able to memorize an entire book in only an hour. He could read two pages at the same time, with the left eye looking at the left page and the right eye looking at the right page.
- The Electric Man
Slavisa Pajkic from Siberia has the amazing ability to conduct his own electricity. He realized he had this superpower after he touched an electric fence and realized that he didn’t experience any shock from it. He is able to heat a cup of water to 97 degrees or cook a sausage in his hands. Altogether, he can conduct 20 volts through his body.
Born in 1950, Michel Lotito was a French entertainer. He was known as Monsieur Mangetout or “Mister Eats All”. He is able to eat things that would kill a normal person. Lotito can eat metal, glass, and even rubber. He ate 18 bicycles, a Cessina aircraft, 2 beds, a coffin, and 15 television sets. How can he do this? Scientists believe that the lining of his stomach and intestinal track is much thicker than the normal human, along with having powerful digestive juices.
- X-Ray Vision
Natasha Demkina was born in 1986 in Russia. At just the age of 10 she was able to see her mother’s organs. While she was at the doctor, Natasha was able to tell the doctor about the scars on his body with no previous knowledge. She now works for different organizations that help her cultivate her power of seeing organs and being able to make medical diagnoses with her x-ray vision.