1. Fly

One of the best known and most desired of all superhero powers, self-powered flight (without the aid of a plane) is a fantasy for many people.

The man in this video has accomplished the feat of flight without a plane by using a specially constructed suit called "The Birdman Suit" in conjunction with mini jet engines strapped to his feet. Simply Incredible.

 

2. Learn Spiderman Like Climbing Ability

Although very few could ever master the sport of climbing as well as this man, he is an example of just how amazingly adept the human body can become at climbing if practiced enough.

This is as close as it comes to a real life spiderman.

 

3. Gain Invisibility

Invisibility is one of those superpowers everyone has imagined having from time to time.

The possibilities that come with this ability are endless.

Admittedly technology still has a way to go when it comes to making true invisibility a reality, but this is still very very cool.

For more information on how "the invisibility cloak" is made, check out this page from howstuffworks.com

 

4. Shoot Lightning Out of Your Hands

The ability to shoot energy or lightning out of their hands is a superpower many characters have (think Darth Sidious in Star Wars).

The man in this next video has managed to gain this ability by dangerously charging his body with electricity and allowing it to discharge through his fingers.

Very Cool, but very stupid. Please never try this at home.

You could very easily die or be severely electrocuted.

 

5. Leap Tall Buildings in a Single Bound

Okay, so this one won't allow you to jump over buildings, it does allow you to jump vehicles.

These modified stilts called Powerisers use curved springs to allow you to jump over 6 feet in the air with little effort, run with 9ft strides, and sprint over 20mph.

You can get them HERE

 

6. Fire Laser Beams From Your Eyes

New advancements in handheld laser pointers have now made more powerful lasers available to the general public.

Some of these laser pointers operate around 75mw (15 times as powerful as most laser pointers you have seen) and have the ability to pop balloons, burn through plastic, light matches and more. You can get them at WickedLasers.com

 

7. Enhance Your Body Artificially (Robocop/Terminator superpower)

Although Bionic technologies are still in their infancy, many scientists believe it is only a matter of time before many of us have bodies augmented by some sort of electronic aid.

The Following Two Videos feature a woman with a bionic arm and a woman with a bionic eye.

In terms of super hero abilities, it is not much of a stretch to imagine bionic arms that give superhuman strength or speed and bionic eyes that give us the ability to see great distances or in different spectrums such as infrared.

 

8. Break Things with Your Voice (like Banshee of X-Men)

Probably one of the crappier super powers, I thought I would add this because it would at least be a pretty cool trick to do for your friends.

Here are the mythbusters showing how to break glass first with an amplified voice and then with just a voice alone.

 

9. Master Superhuman Tolerance to the Elements

In a monastery in northern India, thinly clad Tibetan monks sat quietly in a room where the temperature was a chilly 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a yoga technique known as g Tum-mo, they entered a state of deep meditation.

Other monks soaked 3-by-6-foot sheets in cold water (49 degrees) and placed them over the meditators' shoulders. For untrained people, such frigid wrappings would produce uncontrolled shivering.If body temperatures continue to drop under these conditions, death can result. But it was not long before steam began rising from the sheets.

As a result of body heat produced by the monks during meditation, the sheets dried in about an hour.Attendants removed the sheets, then covered the meditators with a second chilled, wet wrapping.

Each monk was required to dry three sheets over a period of several hours. - Taken from The Harvard Gazette (Harvard Gazette Full Article)

A Buddhist monk has his vital signs measured as he prepares to enter an advanced state of meditation in Normandy, France.

During meditation, the monk's body produces enough heat to dry cold, wet sheets put over his shoulders in a frigid room (Photo courtesy of Herbert Benson).


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Date: 14 Jan 2009 | Author: mesmerX | Category: Videos | Views: 4280

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