20 Awesome People And Their Real Superpowers!

People with superpowers are not entirely fictional. They exist! They actually do. Sure, they may not be all laser-shoots-from-eyes heroes because that’s just way too exaggerated, but they’re more leaning on the further realistic side; I am talking about the superpowers that can be explained by science or theories. Okay, maybe some of them aren’t that explainable, but it’s more believable than lasers. So yeah, here are 20 incredible superhuman powers that will leave you jealous or thankful that you don’t have them. Not all superpowers are cool you know.


1. Kevin Richardson and his ability to “understand animals”

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This man’s past life must be of a wild feline because he’s so good at befriending untamed and probably rabidly hungry lions, cheetahs, and hyenas in the wild. Kevin was once filmed and amazingly, he wasn’t eaten raw, Rather, things got all so cuddly and nice when Kevin started playing, walking, and even sleeping with the wild animals. How cool is that?!

2. Wim Hof is the Iceman

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Able to withstand extreme cold temperatures, Wim Hof is the real life Iceman. Hof holds twenty-one Guinness World Records including a world record for the longest ice bath. He describes his ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures as being able to “turn his own thermostat up” by using his mind.

3. Cassie Graves has a potent scent

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Cassie Graves is a beautiful twenty-three-year-old singer from the UK who battles a disorder that causes her sweat and breath to reek of rotting flesh. She suffers from trimethylaminuria, also known as fish odor syndrome, which is an extremely rare metabolic disorder where the body can’t break down trimethylamine found in certain foods such as meat and eggs. Not sure if that gives her any real superpowers but it definitely would land her a role in an X-Men flick.

4. Harold Williams, super linguistic “powers”

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How many languages do you think you can learn in your lifetime. Four, five, maybe 10. Foreign editor of The Times, Harold Williams, was able to speak fifty-eight languages and is considered to be one of the most accomplished Polyglot in history. He’s not the only one with this “power” however, others include John Browning, Joseph Caspar Messofanti and Dr. Carlos do Amaral Freire.

5. Stephen Wiltshire, super photographic memory

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Stephen Wiltshire is an artist who draws and paints detailed cityscapes. However, unlike other artists, Stephen has a particular talent for drawing lifelike, accurate representations of cities, by only glancing at them. Whereas a normal artist would have to look at the subject repeatedly for prolonged times to fully capture details.

6. Tibetan Monks control their body temperature using their minds

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The “Garth” Monks from Tibet have the impressive ability to change their body temperature using only their minds. They have been recorded as changing their temperature by as much as eight degrees Celsius.

7. Jesus Aceves is the real werewolf

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Jesus Aceves is arguably the most famous real-life werewolf and comes from a rural Mexican family in which twenty-four members suffer from this rare trait to a degree. The family was saved from poverty by a circus promoter who put them to work in a freak show, and now Jesus travels the world showing off his mutation.

8. Rathakrishnan Velu has teeth of steel

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A Malaysian man with the funny nickname “King Tooth” can pull a seven-coach train using a steel rope clenched in his mouth, a feat that is considered the world record for the heaviest weight pulled with teeth. Teeth of steel or what?

9. Daniel Browning Smith is the “Rubber boy”

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Also known as the “Rubber boy”, Daniel Browning is the host of the History network’s Stan Lee’s Superhumans and the Guinness World Records’ Most Flexible Man. He is a classically trained contortionist who has used his superhuman flexibility to bring the art of contortion to new heights.

10. Natasha Demkina, X-ray vision35 Xray2 610x478 20 Awesome People And Their Real Superpowers!

In Russia it is widely believed that a young girl named Natasha Demkina can identify diseases in patients better than their physicians. How? Via her extraordinary sight. According to her, she can see through patients’ bodies, which pretty much means that Natasha has X-ray vision. Pretty cool huh?

11. Ma Xiangang is Mr. Electro

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Ma Xiangang is apparently impervious to electricity. He is capable of touching live wires without feeling any pain (wires that would normally kill the majority of people) and is also able to turn on light bulb while touching a source of electricity.

12. Daniel Tammet, Mathematical Genius

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Daniel Tammet is an autistic savant who can perform mind-boggling mathematical calculations at amazing speeds. But unlike other savants who can perform similar feats, Tammet can actually describe how he does it. He also speaks seven languages and is even devising his own. Simply put, here we have a combo of Lex Luthor and Professor Xavier in the making.

13. Veronica Seider, telescopic vision

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In October 1972 the University of Stuttgart, in what was then West Germany, reported that there was a student named Veronica Seider who possessed a visual acuity twenty times better than average. They called her the girl with the “super vision” and according to her own claims she could see things at extremely long distances. The question is: Why didn’t she become a sniper?

14. Shakuntala Devi, Human computer

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Shakuntala Devi was an Indian writer and was popularly known as the “human computer.” A child prodigy, her talents eventually earned her a place in the 1982 edition of The Guinness Book of World Records. Her mathematical abilities were so impressive that she could perform calculations that computers at that time failed to do.

15. Isao Machii, Master Samurai

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Isao Machii calls himself a modern-day samurai and possesses incredible sword skills. Machii has even been videotaped slicing a speeding pellet in half with his sword.

16. Dean Karnazes, Super endurance

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Most athletes and runners have to stop when they reach their lactate threshold, but Dean Karnazes’s muscles never tire and because of this rare ability he can run for days and nights without sleeping or stopping. His extraordinary feats include running on a treadmill for eighty hours nonstop (350 miles) and running fifty marathons in fifty states in fifty consecutive days.

17. Liew Thow Lin, “Magnetism”

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Liew Thow Lin is known as the “Magnetic Man” of Malaysia because of his incredible ability to stick metal objects to his body. After a detailed medical study, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) lecturer Nasrul Humaimi Mahmood claims that this extraordinary ability is probably associated with suction properties in his skin.

18. Tim Cridland, accelerated heaing

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Tim Cridland is known worldwide for his demonstrations that involve pushing large skewers through his body, directly through deep muscle tissue, without feeling pain, without losing any blood, and rapidly healing.

19. Arthur Lintgen, vinyl vision

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Vinyl vision is the ability to see groove patterns in vinyl recordings and correctly identify musical recordings without the benefit of identifying labels. Only one person has been recorded as having this incredibly unique ability. His name is Arthur B. Lintgen and his ability was officially recognized in 1982 by James Randi, a famous Canadian-American retired stage magician and scientific skeptic.

20. Al Herpin, Sleeplessness

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After a few days without sleep an average human being will probably collapse, but this wasn’t the case for Al Herpin who apparently did not sleep during his ninety-four years of life. Even though the supposed cause is unknown, some scientists believe that his sleep deprivation was linked to his mother suffering a major injury a few days prior to his birth. He’s remembered even today as the “man who never slept.”