1. Wim Hof, a.k.a The Iceman

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If you try doing what Wim Hof does, then you would definitely freeze to death. Wim Hof has stunned scientists with his ability of staying submerged in ice for more than two hours without his body temperature changing one bit. With this unbelievable ability, Wim was able to climb Mount Everest just in his shorts!

2. Prahlad Jani, the man who can survive without food and water

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A devotee of Amba Mata, Prahlad Jani claims that he hasn’t had a morsel of food since 1940! Then how would he survive, you may ask. Well, that’s exactly one of India’s unsolved mysteries. He was once locked in a room for 10 days for observational studies, where it was found that he was perfectly healthy without food and water!

3. Rathakrishnan Velu, the tooth king

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This man from Malaysia should be signed for all the toothpaste commercials. Rathakrishnan Velu has pulled a seven-coach train with a steel rope one end of which was tied to the train and the other tied between his teeth! He holds a Guinness for this un-explainable ability.

4. Kevin Richardson, the lion whisperer

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He can easily tame the kings of the jungles. Kevin Richardson known as the ‘lion whisperer’ can speak to the big cats. Be it a ferocious cheetah or an intimidating lion, Kevin befriends them and makes them dance to his tunes. Befriending the wild has made Kevin the hero of the wildlife enthusiasts.

5. Ben Underwood, the boy with sonar vision

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Ben Underwood could see without his eyes! Like dolphins, he used sound to detect the exact location of a thing. This ability helped Ben to take part in activities like running, basketball, bicycle-riding, football and skateboarding. Unfortunately, in 2009, this superhero lost his life to cancer.

6. Daniel Browning Smith, the rubber boy

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Daniel is the most flexible man on planet Earth! A five time Guiness Record holder, Daniel can roll up like a ball. When he displays his skills, one could not help but wonder where the bones in his body vanish?! Daniel has appeared on various shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, ESPN’s Sports Center, Oprah Winfrey, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Cirque du Soleil, Best Damn Sports Show Period, The Discovery Channel, Men in Black 2, HBO’s Carnivale, and CSI: NY and America’s Got Talent.

7. Stephen Wiltshire, the artist with a photographic memory

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An extraordinary artist, all it takes for Stephen is just a glance and every little detain then comes on paper. Stephen is gifted with the most brilliant photographic memory where he can remember the smallest of things and he can draw it with just one glance.

8. Ngoc Thai, the man who can’t sleep

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n 1973 Ngoc Thai from Vietnam got a high fever, and since then he has lost his sleep. There is no medicine to his insomnia, and the doctors say that there are no side effects to his insomnia other than a weak liver function. Despite carrying 50 kg bags of pig feed for 4 km every day his tired body doesn’t go to sleep. Therapies and sleeping pills have no effect on Ngoc.

9. Tibetan monks who change their body temperature using their minds

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Tummo is a technique by which these monks raise the temperatures of their fingers and toes by 17 degrees. In Sikkim, these monks can lower their metabolism too just with their sheer mind power. Science has failed to explain how meditation and yoga can help these monks do unnatural phenomenal things.

10. Natasha Demkina, a girl who can see through people’s flesh

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Natasha has got an X-ray vision that can see through people’s skin. No, it’s not some comic book plot, but it’s for real. This Russian girl once told a doctor, where all his scars from a previous car accident were.

11. Daniel Tammet, the boy with an incredible brain

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The world was gobsmacked when Tammet who has autistic savant syndrome could recite the mathematical constant Pi (3.141…) from memory to 22,414 decimal places in 5 hours, 9 minutes, without error! Tammet also acquires the gift of languages, where he can speak variety of languages including English, French, Finnish, German, Spanish, Lithuanian, Romanian, Estonian, Icelandic, Welsh and Esperanto.

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