Do you think humans with superpowers only exist in comics and movies? Think again. Some of the following ten people were born with their uncanny abilities, and the others mastered theirs through effort and meditation. There is a man who once ate an entire plane, a teenager who mastered echolocation, a swordsman who can cut through bullets, and even a man who cannot sleep. Read on to meet these people. They will amaze you and show you just how remarkable the human mind and body can be.

Kim Peek – “Rain Man”

Kim Peek was actually the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman’s character in Rain Man, Raymond Babbitt. Sometimes referred to as a “megasavant”, Kim Peek had amazing skills with reading and retention. When reading, Kim Peek would use one eye for each page, and would read both pages simultaneously. A thick book would take him about an hour to read. What’s more, he had a 98% retention rate of whatever he read. He was eventually considered to be a walking encyclopedia.


Michel Lotito – “Mr Eat-All”

Michel Lotito was a French entertainer, and his performances revolved around eating rubber, glass, and metal. Bicycles, shopping carts, televisions…you name it, he ate it. His most impressive meal was to eat a Cessna 150, which took two years (1978-80). His basic strategy when eating metal was to break it all down to tiny bits and pieces, and to chase each bite with lots of mineral oil and water.

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