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#1 Posted by Sparda (15794 posts) - - Show Bio

Who are normal humans in life that have done things that you would think to do superhuman? What are some of their feats? They can be in any type of category, from fighting (I'm expecting some Bruce Lee stuff), to intelligence, to strength, and everything else.

A person that always comes to my mind with having mind-blowing feats and strength, is the Canadian strongman Louis Cyr (who lived in the 1800s). He was arguably the strongest man....ever. He was documented as lifting nearly 4,500 pounds (18 men on a platform) above his shoulders. I didn't think that was even possible!

(I wonder if there's any crazy intelligence feats out there. They sound like they'd be harder to document than any types of displays)

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#2 Posted by Static Shock (51750 posts) - - Show Bio

Bruce Lee:

Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.

In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.

Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.

Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.

Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag.

Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.


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#3 Posted by Erik (32504 posts) - - Show Bio
Static Shock said:
"Bruce Lee:

Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.

In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.

Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.

Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.

Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag.

Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.


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Lee was the man.
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#4 Edited by HobGadling (730 posts) - - Show Bio

Lynne Cox.  She actually is a bit superhuman, as tests have been run on her concluding that her body basically has a more effective way of regulating its core temperature and is also far more buoyant than it shoud be.  Feats?

Destroyed both the men's and women's records for the fastest crossing of the English Channel... as a 15-year old. 
A year later, after her record had been broken, she did it again.
Became first woman to swim the Cook Strait of New Zealand.
First person to swim the Strait of Magellan.
First person to swim the Cape of Good Hope.
Swam across Lake Baikal in Siberia.
Swam across the Bering Strait from American to Soviet territory.
Completed a 1.2 mile swim in Antarctic waters in 25 minutes.  A normal person would be suffering from hypothermia in under 5.

The English Channel is dangerous.  The list gets more and more dangerous with each line.  Heck, the third and fourth are dangerous for ships. Obviously, the last few are completely insane. 

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#5 Edited by Supreme Marvel (11575 posts) - - Show Bio

Usain Bolt ran 100 meters in 9.69 seconds.
That's pretty much around 10 meters every second

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#6 Posted by Resonate (14551 posts) - - Show Bio
Sparda said:
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(I wonder if there's any crazy intelligence feats out there. They sound like they'd be harder to document than any types of displays)"
There was that one kid that was about a year older than us and he had an IQ of over 200, but I dont know other than that
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#7 Posted by King Saturn (220738 posts) - - Show Bio
That Japanese Guy Who Eats like 40 Hot Dogs in 3 minutes is Superhuman

lol
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#8 Posted by Kamen Rider Kajiki (1218 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"That Japanese Guy Who Eats like 40 Hot Dogs in 3 minutes is Superhuman

lol
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LoL i know him not personally tough on tv. 
He has his stomach placed lower than a average human.
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#9 Posted by Green Patron (450 posts) - - Show Bio

Ray Allen's shooting is superhuman

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#10 Posted by Legendary Bio Vishanti (3420 posts) - - Show Bio

Richard Sandrak when he was a kid. The dude had an 8-pack at the age of 7!

He was also the arguably strongest pound-for-pound person around.


Richard Sandrak
Richard Sandrak
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#11 Posted by Kurrent (14282 posts) - - Show Bio

Chuck Norris > Everybody

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#12 Posted by Agony (5836 posts) - - Show Bio

his dad gave him steroids i thought

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#13 Posted by Legendary Bio Vishanti (3420 posts) - - Show Bio

Steroids or not, his physique is still out-of-this-world and he threw something over 50 punches in 15 seconds. 115 I think

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#14 Posted by King Saturn (220738 posts) - - Show Bio
Jay Leno's Chin is Superhuman...
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#15 Posted by Legendary Bio Vishanti (3420 posts) - - Show Bio

LMAO

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#16 Posted by Resonate (14551 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"Jay Leno's Chin is Superhuman...
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Thats true
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#17 Posted by King Saturn (220738 posts) - - Show Bio
Resonate said:
"King Saturn said:
"Jay Leno's Chin is Superhuman...
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Thats true"
Indeed
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#18 Posted by Resonate (14551 posts) - - Show Bio

my dad once lifted a whole tractor trailer off of his foot with ease after it had been crushed, and went for a month without realizing that his leg was broken in five different places (both were separate incidences though)

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#19 Posted by King Saturn (220738 posts) - - Show Bio
Resonate said:
"my dad once lifted a whole tractor trailer off of his foot with ease after it had been crushed, and went for a month without realizing that his leg was broken in five different places (both were separate incidences though)"
Wow... Superdad  !

lol
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#20 Posted by Yaujtapool (7929 posts) - - Show Bio

Bump , this is an interesting thread .
 

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#21 Posted by Power NeXus (10283 posts) - - Show Bio

There's also the story of Samson in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is told to have performed feats such as 1) killing a lion with his bare hands 2) killed one thousand enemy soldiers with a donkey's jawbone as his only weapon 3) ripped the city gates (probably made of bronze or iron) of Gaza out of their posts and carried them on his back to the top of a large hill almost 40 miles away 4) used a fraction of his normal strength to bring down an entire temple just by placing himself between two support pillars and pushing. 
 
I'm not trying to start any sort of religious debate here. This is just what the Bible says. If you don't believe in the Bible then we don't need to get into all that.
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#22 Posted by MercWithaMouth2385 (52 posts) - - Show Bio
@Power NeXus said:
"There's also the story of Samson in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is told to have performed feats such as 1) killing a lion with his bare hands 2) killed one thousand enemy soldiers with a donkey's jawbone as his only weapon 3) ripped the city gates (probably made of bronze or iron) of Gaza out of their posts and carried them on his back to the top of a large hill almost 40 miles away 4) used a fraction of his normal strength to bring down an entire temple just by placing himself between two support pillars and pushing.  I'm not trying to start any sort of religious debate here. This is just what the Bible says. If you don't believe in the Bible then we don't need to get into all that. "

Wow! Way to kill a topic.... *snore*
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#23 Posted by qorecutter (153 posts) - - Show Bio

 Stephenie Meyer and her ability to manipulate the minds of all the teenage girls in the world is superhuman

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#24 Posted by Yaujtapool (7929 posts) - - Show Bio
@Power NeXus said:
" There's also the story of Samson in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is told to have performed feats such as 1) killing a lion with his bare hands 2) killed one thousand enemy soldiers with a donkey's jawbone as his only weapon 3) ripped the city gates (probably made of bronze or iron) of Gaza out of their posts and carried them on his back to the top of a large hill almost 40 miles away 4) used a fraction of his normal strength to bring down an entire temple just by placing himself between two support pillars and pushing.  I'm not trying to start any sort of religious debate here. This is just what the Bible says. If you don't believe in the Bible then we don't need to get into all that. "
Samson was badass.
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#25 Posted by The_Warlord (1831 posts) - - Show Bio
@King Saturn said:
" Resonate said:
"King Saturn said:
"Jay Leno's Chin is Superhuman...
"
Thats true"
Indeed "
LOL
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#26 Posted by Yaujtapool (7929 posts) - - Show Bio

This guy is fairly superhuman .
 

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#27 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15463 posts) - - Show Bio

Bas Rutten's Kick 

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#28 Posted by Aronmorales (9735 posts) - - Show Bio

Hmm, I'm sure I know of something...

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#29 Posted by TheSavageAssasin (2688 posts) - - Show Bio
@Yaujtapool said:
" @Power NeXus said:
" There's also the story of Samson in the Old Testament of the Bible. He is told to have performed feats such as 1) killing a lion with his bare hands 2) killed one thousand enemy soldiers with a donkey's jawbone as his only weapon 3) ripped the city gates (probably made of bronze or iron) of Gaza out of their posts and carried them on his back to the top of a large hill almost 40 miles away 4) used a fraction of his normal strength to bring down an entire temple just by placing himself between two support pillars and pushing.  I'm not trying to start any sort of religious debate here. This is just what the Bible says. If you don't believe in the Bible then we don't need to get into all that. "
Samson was badass. "
Fo Sho!
 
 
Samson is the Christians Hercules!
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#30 Posted by TheJuggernautpunch (6151 posts) - - Show Bio

 

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#31 Posted by King Quisling (2073 posts) - - Show Bio

  

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#32 Edited by kenshiroo (1080 posts) - - Show Bio
@TheJuggernautpunch: Excellent report also I saw it in NatGeo, but to be honest the feat of strength that most amazes me even more is that you put it, look at this: 
 
 
  
  
  
 
 


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#33 Posted by Danilo018 (886 posts) - - Show Bio
@Sparda:
He just supported it.
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#34 Posted by Danilo018 (886 posts) - - Show Bio
@Static Shock:
That's just a bunch of myths. For proof search web a little bit.
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#35 Posted by Primmaster64 (21668 posts) - - Show Bio
@Static Shock said:
" Bruce Lee:Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag.Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up. "
Cool
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#36 Posted by Son_of_Magnus (15463 posts) - - Show Bio

 

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#37 Posted by Green Skin (2943 posts) - - Show Bio

How about Echo location!  Just like Daredevil people can 'see' with sound. It's somethng anyone can do, it just takes practice.  These are two guys that can do it: Ben Underwood, Daniel Kish.  One of them is even  does mountain biking and he's totally blind.  Kish even teaches other people how to do it.

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#38 Posted by CosmicSpiral (5466 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
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That was beastly. 
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#39 Posted by Sparda (15794 posts) - - Show Bio
@Son_of_Magnus said:
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Hot. Damn!