Thursday, January 19, 2012

Real-life Superheroes

1. The Man who doesn't Sleep (Thai Ngoc)
 Sixty-four-year-old Thai Ngoc, known as Hai Ngoc, said he could not sleep at night after getting a fever in 1973.
Ngoc currently lives on his farm at the foot of a mountain busy with farming and taking care of pigs and chickens all day. His six children live at their house in Que Trung. Ngoc often does extra farm work or guards his farm at night to prevent theft, saying he used three months of sleepless nights to dig two large ponds to raise fish.
Even if he doesn’t sleep, he was mentally sound and was able to carry 100 kg of pig feed down a 4km road.
Ngoc has refused to be taken abroad for testing, as he has not left his village for sixty years and is afraid of tests.

2. Magical heat energy generators (Buddhist monks)
  Experts have been studying Buddhist monks for more than 20 years, trying to figure out just how in the hell they're doing what they do. By using a meditation technique called Tum-mo, these monks can lower their metabolism by 64 percent. To put it in perspective, your metabolism only drops 10 to 15 percent when you sleep. And yes, you should feel bad that there are people who make you look uptight when you're asleep.

But far more awesome than that, the monks can also increase the temperatures of their fingers and toes by 17 degrees. No one knows how.

3. The man who claps as Loud as a Helicopter (Zhang Quan)
A Chinese man who can clap his hands nearly as loud as a helicopter is hoping to get into the record books. Zhang Quan, 70, of Chongqing city, had his clapping monitored by local environmental protection officials, reports Chongqing Business News. His claps apparently measured 107 decibels - three decibels lower than whirling helicopter blades. Workers from the environmental protection bureau say Zhang could face arrest for noise pollution if he claps too often.

4. Electric Human (Ma Xiangang)
  He can light a bulb with his hand. He can control electrical currents. He is a man who isn't afraid of direct contact with electricity.

Ma Xiangang, an ordinary man living in Daqing, a city in northeastern China's Heilongjiang province, has a strange gift of being able to touch electricity without being shocked. He can touch 220-volt electric wires without any protection and appear as if it is nothing.

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