Super Humans with Real Mutant Powers

These people did not design their costumes to look cool, they didn't practice martial arts to defeat the bad guys and they didn't even form a league to save the Mother Earth. They were just ordinary people just like the rest of us though the only difference is, they were just far more superior than any of us. They may be stronger, faster, smarter and can do things that pretty much any of us can't. Can they be like those mutants we've seen on movies? If so, what are their "super powers"? And, are they really mutants?

In biology and especially genetics, a mutant is an individual, organism, or new genetic character, arising or resulting from an instance of mutation, which is a base-pair sequence change within the DNA of a gene or chromosome of an organism resulting in the creation of a new character or trait not found in the wild type. The natural occurrence of genetic mutations is integral to the process of evolution. The study of mutants is an integral part of biology, by understanding the effect that a mutation in a gene has it is possible to establish the normal function of that gene. In some organisms mutants can be created by gene targeting to assess the function of any given gene. This experimental approach is called reverse genetics. For example, a collection of knockout moss mutants can be used to identify genes with so far unknown functions.

We will give you the opportunity to meet these 7 people who happens to have real mutant super powers. We took the liberty to research and hunt them one by one for you:

Das Uberboy

Real name: Unknown

Presumably to protect the lives of his loved ones, Uberboy's name is being kept secret. I don’t really know maybe, when he decided to fight the bad guys, they will take revenge on his family.

Super Power: Super Strength

A little baby boy was born in Germany one day in 1999. He has no difference from any other at first glance. But, the nurses noticed that the baby's muscles were twitching and called the doctors to check him out. We can only assume that Uberbaby was showing off his guns at that young age, to the ladies since when doctors examined the kid, they reached a unanimous conclusion: he was ripped as hell, and nobody’s admitting who did it. Uberbaby ripped it himself.

It's not clear what will happen as Uberboy grows up. The Washington Post claims that "But inasmuch as no one has ever encountered a child such as this boy or studied animals with defective myostatin genes into old age, his health--and eventual strength--remains unknown," on a quote.

As a conclusion, Uberboy, at his 4 years of age, could lift six times more weight than an average kid.

So, a group of scientists were formed to take a study on why and how does the boy is reacting and doing things like the way he do things. They decided to study him and try to find ways to use this new knowledge to help people with muscle dystrophy.

Captain Sonar

Real name: Ben Underwood

Super Power: Super Echolocation

The ability of humans to detect objects in their environment by sensing echoes from those objects is Human echolocation. By tapping their canes, lightly stomping their foot or making clicking noises with their mouths are examples of actively creating sounds. People trained to orientate with echolocation can interpret the sound waves reflected by nearby objects, accurately identifying their location and size. This ability is used by some blind people for acoustic wayfinding, or navigating within their environment using auditory rather than visual cues. It is similar in principle to active sonar and to the animal echolocation employed by some animals, including bats and dolphins.

At the age of two, Ben was diagnosed with retinal cancer and had his eyes removed at three. Ben's story takes a different turn when at five, he learns he can detect things around him by making quick clicking noises with his tongue.

He's gotten so good at it that he's now capable of Rollerblading, skateboarding, playing basketball, foosball and even video games.

We don’t have any idea as to how Ben plays the video game, we just know he’s great!

Monsieur Mangetout (Mister Eat All The Things)

Real name: Michel Lotito

Super Power: Super Eating

Michel Lotito can literally eat almost anything from plastics, woods and even metal. You read it right folks, metal, as in steel! He can digest metal, glass and even toxic and poisonous materials.

Michel Lotito's stomach lining is twice as thick as normal, a rare condition that most doctors agree developed in the womb, though nobody is sure how.

Lotito knew that fate had endowed him with special powers, so he answered the call and when he was 9-years-old, he started eating a television set. In the years since, Lotito got himself a career in entertainment eating bicycles, supermarket trolleys and even a coffin. They didn’t bother telling if there’s a body in there.

Lotito even entered the Guinness Book of World Records when he ate an airplane. Sure, it took him two years to do it, but he ate two pounds of metal per day and eventually consume the whole thing. Recent X-rays show he still has pieces of metal in his stomach.

Monk Force

Real names: Buddhist Monks

Super Power: Generating magical heat energy from their bodies.

Tummo is one of the methods of the Kagyu Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism used to recognize the ultimate nature of reality. Although this practice of meditation got its fame in the cold, mountaneous regions of Tibet for its ability to produce body heat as a side effect of the meditation itself; originally and most importantly Tummo practice was and still is used by meditators to work with inner energy channels. The outcome of this practice, as explained by Indian accomplishers, or mahasiddhas, is an intensely blissful feeling, an aspect of the innate state of our mind. In the Kagyu tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Tummo belongs to The Six Yogas of Naropa teachings, an advanced set of practices used to recognize the nature of our mind.

These Monks can really add temperatures in their toes or fingers with certain degree. 

Jet Man

Real name: Yves Rossy

Super Power: Flight, via a rocket pack strapped to his back

Yves Rossy was born on 27th of August 1959 in Neuch√Ętel. He is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation enthusiast. He is the first person to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back. This jet pack has led to his being nicknamed Jet Man, Rocket Man and Fusion Man.

Rossy developed and built a system comprising a back pack with semi-rigid aeroplane-type carbon-fiber wings with a span of about 2.4 metres (7.9 ft), powered by four attached Jet-Cat P200 jet engines modified from large-model, kerosene fueled, aircraft engines. His first flight occurred in November 2006 in Bex, lasting nearly six minutes and nine seconds. Yves later successfully flew across the English Channel on 26 September 2008 in 9 minutes 7 seconds, reaching a speed of 299 km/h (186 mph) during the crossing.

Zamora, The Torture King

Real name: Tim Cridland

Super Power: Super Pain Tolerance

Zamora the Torture King is the stage name of Tim Cridland, an American sideshow performer. Zamora was an original member of the Jim Rose Circus where he performed painful feats as entertainment. His stunts include fire eating, sword swallowing, body skewering and electrocution. Zamora co-authored (with Jan Gregor) Circus of the Scars, a history of the Jim Rose Circus.

Tim Cridland is one of the best known professional pincushions. He began his act as The Torture King as a member of the original Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. Tim left the Jim Rose Show in 1994 to produce his own show. He currently performs as Zamora the Torture King or simply Zamora.

Tim's act is unique as it contains not only standard play piercing and sword swallowing, but deep piercings through the body of his arms and through the flesh inside his jaw (like a Sprung piercing). Additionally, he cuts into his torso, appearing to remove swallowed objects directly from his stomach.

Especially considering that his act is repeated almost daily on a tour schedule, he pushes the boundaries of the pincushion act remarkably far.

Tim Cridland lives and performs in Las Vegas. He is a regular attraction at Knott's Berry Farm's Halloween Haunt at Buena Park, CA.

The God Hand

Real name: Choi Yeong-eui, later changed to Masutatsu Oyama

Super Power: Super Karate!

Masutatsu Oyama was born on July 27th, 1923 and died on April 26, 1994. He is more commonly known as Mas Oyama, was a karate master who founded Kyokushinkai Karate, considered the first and most influential style of full contact karate. He was born Choi Yeong-eui. A Zainichi Korean, he spent most of his life living in Japan and acquired Japanese citizenship in 1964. His two sons currently live in Korea. He is an alumni of Waseda University in Japan.

Oyama tested himself in a kumite, a progression of fights, each lasting two minutes, and each after the featured participant wins. Oyama devised the 100-man kumite which he went on to complete 3 times in a row over the course of 3 days.

He was also known for fighting bulls bare-handed. In his lifetime, he battled 52 bulls, three of which were purportedly killed instantly with one strike, earning him the nickname of "Godhand". Many Martial Artists believe that the bulls he beat were at a disadvantage, because they were tamed and tied with nose rings and rope when Mas Oyama fought them.

Oyama had many matches with professional wrestlers during his travels through the United States. Oyama said in the 1958 edition of his book What Is Karate that he had just three matches with professional wrestlers plus thirty exhibitions and nine television appearances.

The Ice Man

Real name: Wim Hof

Super Power: Anti Freeze

Wim Hof was born on 20 April 1959, in Sittard, Limburg. He is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme coldness. He holds eighteen world records including a world record for longest ice bath. In 2007, he attempted, but failed (due to a foot injury), to climb Mount Everest wearing nothing but shorts. Hof has been criticized for his stated justifications for this attempt: "Edmund Hillary's ascent of Mount Everest was a testament to human achievement; my climb of Mount Everest in my shorts will be a monument to the frivolous, decadent nature of modern society."

Hof broke his previous world record by staying for 1 hour, 13 minutes and 48 seconds immersed in ice at Guinness World Records 2008. The night before, he performed the act on the Today Show. Dr. Kenneth Kamler monitored the event to explain the effects of using the Tantric practice Tummo to control one's body temperature. Tummo has been practiced by Yogi monks in Tibet. Wim describes his ability to withstand extreme cold temperatures as being able to turn his own thermostat up by using his brain.

In February 2009, Hof reached the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in his shorts within two days. It took him only another two days to climb down.

In 2009, Hof completed a full marathon (42.195 kilometres (26.219 mi)) above the polar circle in Finland in temperatures close to −20 °C (−4 °F). Dressed in nothing but shorts, Hof finished in 5 hours and 25 minutes. The challenge was filmed by Firecrackerfilms, who make productions for the BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic.

Hof again broke the ice endurance record in 2010 by standing fully immersed in ice for 1 hour and 44 minutes in Tokyo, Japan.

If I'll be a mutant with super powers, I tend to be like being invisible. I imagine doing a lot of fun things being that ;-)


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