Top 10 People With Real Super Powers

8. Wim Hof – The Iceman


Wim Hof is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed the Iceman for his ability to withstand extreme cold. Hof holds twenty world records including a world record for longest ice bath. He broke his previous world record by staying immersed in ice for 1 hour, 13 minutes and 48 seconds at Guinness World Records 2008.

Wim has climbed the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in nothing but shorts, earning him the name “The Iceman”. When asked how he is capable of withstanding below-freezing temperatures, Wim relates that he achieves these remarkable feats through meditation by turning his ‘inner thermostat up’ as he wades through unbelievable cold. Researchers have confirmed that Wim is indeed capable of consciously controlling his autonomic nervous system and immune responses; score one for the power of meditation.

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