Table of contents:
- 1) Super taste
- 2) Golden Blood
- 3) Tetrachromathy
- 4) Hyperelastic skin
- 5) Echolocation
- 6) Eternal youth
- 7) Insensitive to pain
- 8) indestructible bones
- 9) Superpower
- 10) Absolute immunity
We do not know how to become invisible or fly without aids, but still people are not as simple as they seem. Some of us are gifted with amazing properties that can be called superpowers, although not as obvious as those of the X-Men mutants.
As expected, any such ability can be both a gift and a curse. Some of them can be ignored for many years, and they manifest themselves in different ways. Here are 10 of the most shocking human abilities. Who knows, maybe you have one of them?
1) Super taste
One of the most common abilities, which, to one degree or another, is possessed by about a quarter of all people. Thanks to him, the taste of food becomes brighter several times, making sweet things sweeter, bitter ones bitter, etc. Most of the supertaste is manifested in women and residents of Asia, Africa and South America.
2) Golden Blood
It is Rh zero blood, the rarest in the world. Over the past half century, only forty people have been found with this type of blood, at the moment there are only nine alive. Rh-zero is suitable for absolutely everyone, since it lacks any antigens in the Rh system, but its carriers can be saved only by the same "brother in golden blood".
A rare combination of genes that allows only 2-3% of women worldwide to see up to 100 million colors, when ordinary people see only 1 million.Primates, including humans, are trichromats, born with three types of cones in the eye (types are responsible for red, green and blue, RGB). Tetrachromats are born with four types of cones, which provide them with such amazing vision.
4) Hyperelastic skin
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a genetic disorder of the connective tissues that affects the joints and skin. Despite a number of serious complications, people with this ailment are able to painlessly bend their limbs at any angle. The image of the Joker in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight is based in part on this syndrome.
One of the abilities that any person possesses it to one degree or another. Blind people learn to use it to perfection, and this is largely the basis of the superhero Daredevil. You can test your skill by standing with your eyes closed in the center of the room and loudly clicking your tongue in different directions. If you are a master of echolocation, you can determine the distance to any object.
6) Eternal youth
Sounds much better than it actually is. A mysterious disease dubbed "Syndrome X" prevents a person from any sign of growing up. A famous example is Brooke Megan Greenberg, who lived to be 20 years old and at the same time physically and mentally remained at the level of a two-year-old. There are only three known cases of this disease.
7) Insensitive to pain
This is a real disease that prevents the body from feeling pain, heat or cold. The ability is quite heroic, but thanks to it, a person can easily harm himself without realizing it and is forced to live very carefully.
8) indestructible bones
There is an incredibly rare mutation called LRP5 that rewards a tiny percentage of humans with indestructible bones. It was first discovered when, during a terrible accident, one of the participants in which was not injured at all. The disadvantages of LRP5 include an increased chance of getting liver disease.
One of the most popular superhero abilities, but one of the rarest in the real world. Mutations associated with a lack of myostatin protein lead to a significant increase in muscle mass in a person with no growth of adipose tissue.There are only two known cases of such defects among all people, and in one of them a two-year-old child has the body and strength of a bodybuilder.
10) Absolute immunity
One of the most useful special abilities, providing protection against most deadly ailments, including cancer and heart disease. This mutation has no drawbacks, apart from the fact that an entire army of scientists is hunting for every person with absolute immunity.
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