The 20 super powers found in humans
The human body is the greatest work of nature. Their ability to adapt is splendid. In this list, you will find extraordinary abilities that science found in humans. Many of these skills are the result of genetics, but others are the result of intensive training. The "X-men's" reality, check out:
People who experience taste more intensely than the rest of the population are called super-tasters. Researchers found people with skills different taste when Arthur Fox asked for volunteers to experience the taste of a substance called PTC or C7H8N2. Some felt an extremely bitter taste and others do not. That depends on a genetic factor that varies the amount of fungiform taste buds on the tongue, or mushroom-shaped. One in four people can feel the extreme bitterness of PTC and these people are super-degustadoras.É common for super-tasters do not like certain foods, especially bitter as brussels sprouts, cabbage, coffee and juice grapefruit. People Asian, African and women are more likely to be super-tasters.
Liew Thow Lin, a contractor for 70 years, retired in Portugal, he made headlines for pulling a car twenty meters along a flat surface by means of an iron chain attached to an iron plate on his belly. He's discovered that he had the incredible ability to stick metal objects in your skin, after reading an article about a family from Taiwan who possessed this power, he says that several iron objects placed in his abdomen, and to his surprise , all objects, trapped in your skin and did not fall. This gift is also present in three of his sons and two grandchildren, he supposed to be hereditary.
18. Advanced Digestion
Michel Lotito (born 1950) is a French artist, famous as the consumer of undigested, and is known as Monsieur mangetout (Lord Come-all). Lotito's performances are the consumption of metal, glass, rubber and so on in items such as bicycles, televisions, a Cessna 150, and smaller items which are disassembled, cut up and swallowed. The aircraft took roughly two years to be eaten "from 1978 to 1980. He began eating unusual material while a child and has been performing publicly since 1966. Lotito does not often suffer negative effects due to their diet, even after the consumption of materials usually considered poisonous. By consuming consumes around a kilogram of material daily, preceding it with mineral oil and drinking considerable quantities of water during the 'meal'. He apparently possesses a stomach and intestine with walls of twice the thickness of normal, and his digestive acids are unusually powerful, allowing him to digest a certain portion of his metallic meals. His body simply has adapted to this situation and now he is able to digest everything you eat.
17. Immunity to Electricity
Bring a shock to mess around with plugs and wires cause a really bad feeling. When it does not cause further injury - or death. But ignore the above sentence if you are Rajmohan Nair, the Indian nicknamed "Electro Man."
As you're probably not Rajmohan, we will continue telling his story. The Indian appeared on the History Channel TV channel in a series called The superhuman Stan Lee Stan Lee, in this case is the famous writer of stories of superheroes, including X-Men, Spider-Man Iron, Hulk and Fantastic Four. They were looking real-life heroes and found Rajmohan. What makes this guy different from everyone else? It can take a good electrical shock, do not feel anything. According to the show's host, Daniel Smith, Rajmohan is approximately ten times more resistant to electricity than an ordinary human being. Taking this into account, children do not try this at home. Unless you are Rajmohan Nair, the "Electro Man."
16. Super Regeneration
Vittorio Messori is a well known Italian writer, journalist and famous historian who published in 1998 a study on something that happened in 1640 in Calanda. Calanda is a village of Zaragoza, Spain, with no social significance.
One case was extraordinary in 1640 Calanda, perhaps unique in history: a peasant, who had a leg amputated recovered the same from night to day miraculously after more than two years. This extraordinary event, until then the supernatural, has been studied extensively, with all the scientific rigor by Messori in his book "The great miracle."
Between ten and eleven in the evening of March 29, 1640, while Miguel Juan Pellicer (farmer of 23 years), slept in her home was rebuilt - and definitely sudden - his right leg. The leg, torn apart by the wheel of a car and subsequently gangrenous, it was amputated at the end of October 1637 (2 years and 5 months before the impressive "return"), the public hospital in Zaragoza. Two facts suggest that the victim was in possession of an advanced cell regeneration: the first was that the leg could not be buried in his new leg, he says the people, was reimplanted by a holy, even after being shattered and buried by two years and five months and the second was the complete recovery, after hours, as if his leg was never amputated. The doctor then reports that the farmer had no scars on the body, but worked in the fields and cutting equipment. Another interesting fact is that the same complaining of constant pain in the leg, a tingling sensation, which made the leg warm. On the night of the incident, agreed with the new leg, the farmer noticed a kind of mucus on the skin that make up this piece of leg. Vittori believe in Santa and the miracle of chance, however during the investigated period in which to write his book, had a discussion with scientists, who submitted a guess of what might have happened: it was detected, albeit rarely and in small scale in the body human reaction similar to a salamander regeneration, where a protein called NAG is secreted by nerve cells and skin, initiating the production of a mass of immature cells, the blastema, which regenerates the missing part. The regeneration time of salamanders varies with the damage. In human patients with this ability to lower intensity was also detected a period to start the activity regenerated, but never reached the level of retrieving a leg up to a phalanx of the finger. However, the farmer seemed to possess the awesome power of super-regeneration and for some reason has peaked that night, leading the body to the mass production of a protein that plays a role similar to NAG. The event today is regarded as a miracle of Our Lady of Pilar.
Underwoodtaught Ben is blind, both eyes were removed (cancer) when he was 3. However, he plays basketball, rides a bicycle, and lives a normal life. He taught himself to use echolocation to navigate around the world. No guide dogs, he does not even need hands, he uses sound. He makes a snap with the tip of the tongue. Amazingly, his ears pick up the echoes, so it knows where the objects are. He is the only person in the world who can use much like a dolphin.
People with this ability are able to identify and play a tone without the need for a previous reference. This is not exactly a better hearing, but the ability to mentally classify sounds into categories, in memory.
Examples of absolute hearing people are those who hear the sounds of day-to-day as horns, sirens, motors, etc.. and are able to say exactly the note of each one, be able to sing a specific note without hearing a reference, naming the notes of a chord, or identify the main note of a song. This is a cognitive act, requires memorization of the frequency of each note and be able to name it (eg: B-flat, C, there ...).
It is not known if the hearing is absolute genetic or learned during life. But it is known that about 3% of the population has this ability. In the U.S. and Europe 8% of semi-professional musicians or professionals have absolute hearing while 70% of Japanese musicians have this capability. The reason appears to be linked to the fact that Japanese language is a high frequency. The same happens with people of tonal languages ??(which are words that, even if they have the same spelling, have different meanings according to the tone of the pronunciation) as Chinese, Cantonese and Vietnamese. It is as if, in Portuguese the word "shoe" and "Shoes" pronounced only with different stressed syllables, the name meant a completely different objects.
13. Super Memory
Tammet holds the European record for memorizing 22,514 digits in just over five hours. He also speaks several languages ??including English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto. He particularly likes Estonian, because it is rich in vowels.
Tammet is capable of learning new languages ??very quickly. To prove this for the Channel Five documentary, Tammet was challenged to learn Icelandic in a week. Seven days later, he appeared on Icelandic television conversing in Icelandic with his Icelandic language instructor. The shock was so great that the instructor stated that Tammet was "not human".
But there is an even more amazing. A Californian of 41 years has, admittedly, the best memory of the world. The woman, who is known only as "AJ" remembers almost every day of his life, from the age of 11. She said his memory is like a movie, "continuous and uncontrollable." She, for example, remembers clearly what happened in the episode of "Murphy Brown" on March 28, 1988. In addition, she remembers world events, trips to the market, temperature and other information so that ordinary people can not remember.
The ability AJ is so hard to explain that James McGaugh, Elizabeth Parker and Larry Cahill, neuroscientists at the University of California at Irvine, who has studied for seven years, had to name his hyperthymestic anomaly syndrome.
12. Genetic chimerism
In the Iliad, Homer describes a creature with the body parts of different animals, a chimera, a mythological beast from this comes the name of the genetic equivalent - chimerism. Genetic chimerism, or tetragametism in humans and other animals, occurs when two fertilized eggs fuse, or embryos in early pregnancy. Each zygote carries one copy of DNA from their parents and thus a distinct genetic profile. When they merge, the cell population maintains its genetic character and the resulting embryo becomes a mixture of both. Essentially, a human chimera is his own twin.
Chimerism in humans is very rare. Science knows only 40 reported cases. DNA tests are often used to determine whether a person is biologically related to their parents or children and can detect cases of chimerism when the DNA results show that children are not biologically related to their mothers - because the child has inherited a profile DNA different from that shown by a blood test. It happened in the case of Lydia Fairchild: DNA tests on herself and her children led the state to think that she was not really his mother.
People born with chimerism typically have a different immune system, making them tolerant to two genetically distinct populations of cells in your body. This means that a chimera has at his disposal a much larger number of people to choose if they need an organ transplant. It is compatible with almost any other body.
This is a form of a neurological condition called synesthesia. Synesthesia is when a stimulus of a cognitive or sensory neural pathways leads to a response in other sensory or cognitive pathway. Synesthesia usually has a genetic cause.
Other types of synesthesia include:
* The most common form is manifested transforming graphemes (letters, numbers and other symbols) in color;
* Others may feel a special sequence of synesthesia, such as dates with specific locations in space;
* Ordinal linguistic personification makes numbers have "personalities";
* Or the sound to color synesthesia, in which chords are perceived as colors. Some synaesthetes demonstrate that they can feel the music with hands and can verbally explain the color of a chord, for example.
The most common form is manifested transforming graphemes (letters, numbers and other symbols) in color;
Others may feel a special sequence of synesthesia, such as dates with specific locations in space;
Ordinal linguistic personification makes numbers have "personalities";
Or sound to color synesthesia, in which chords are perceived as colors. Some synaesthetes demonstrate that they can feel the music with hands and can verbally explain the color of a chord, for example.
The difference between a person with synesthesia and a normal one, is that the stimuli of the environment in a normal person is interpreted individually in the brain, as the carrier of this condition plays the stimulus with an association of the senses, as if they worked together so that some scientists argue that synesthesia is an extremely advanced form of perception.
Although synesthesia is a neurological condition should not be considered a disease, it usually does not interfere with the functional ability of people. Most synaesthetes even know that their experiences lead to more sensory responses than others.
Those who are synaesthetes rarely consider the condition as having a negative impact on their lives.
Studies showing the percentage of synaesthetes in the world vary greatly, some say that one in twenty people have others say that the condition is one in 20 000. Studies between 2005 and 2006, using random samples of the population, suggested that one in 23 000 people are kinesthetic.
Daniel Tammet is a kinesthetic unusual to see numbers as well as with forms, synesthesia can use your amazing mental calculations to make. Every number up to 10 000 has in his mind, a specific format. He can feel the numbers and see them with colors and shapes. He sees numbers as if they were larger landscapes.
The calculations are not aware he does, he says the answers come to him spontaneously through the mental images of numbers that appear in your mind. He is doing math, but not even "know" it.
He participated in several scientific experiments to prove their abilities. In one, scientists connected to a machine similar to a lie detector and displayed the number pi to thousands of homes Decines for it. Some digits had been deliberately tampered with by scientists. Daniel showed severe nervous reactions to these changes. Appalled he said "I was seeing a beautiful landscape, [pi], and suddenly a mountain that used to be there was not. How can you do that with something so beautiful? ".
Synesthesia can be adapted and some synaesthetes can identify complex mathematical patterns hidden in geometric shapes and encrypted codes in languages ??with just a look. In scientific circles, there are lines advocate that synesthesia is part of being human in the next step in our evolution.
10. Mental Calculators
The most extraordinary group of people adept at performing complex mental calculations are the ones who are autistic savants. Although there are many trained people who can work with a large number of multiplications (and other calculations) in your head quite quickly - mostly mathematicians, linguists and writers - the ability of autistic savants inexperienced are the most interesting. Most of these people are born with Savant Syndrome (only an estimated 50% of people with autism are also savantism), which is still poorly understood by science, and rarely develops as an adult (in some cases, this syndrome was developed due a carrier head injury but please do not pound her head)
There are fewer than 100 recognized prodigious savants in the world and the wise with autism who are able to use mental calculation techniques, there is even less. Recent research suggests that blood flow to part of the brain responsible for mathematical calculations for six to seven times the normal rate is one factor that allows this kind of mental calculation.
Examples of people with extraordinary abilities include calculating Daniel