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A Samurai Cuts a Speeding Bullet in Half on 'Superhumans' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Sep 17th 2010 2:00PM
Think feats of superhuman skill are impossible? On 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' (Thu, 10PM ET on Hist), a modern-day Samurai neatly slices a baseball thrown at 84 mph in half and connects with a bebe pellet traveling at 200 mph.

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'Stan Lee's Superhumans:' Acrobat Has No Fear of Losing Balance at Extreme Heights (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 3rd 2010 12:23PM
One of humankind's most innate fears is the fear of heights. But it's a phobia that Eskil Ronningsbakken doesn't seem to possess.

On 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' (Thu., 10PM ET on HIST), he shows the ability to suppress the body's instinctual fight-or-flight response, instead always keeping a cool head while balancing precariously at extreme heights.

With no safety harness or net, Ronningsbakken balances (in a handstand pose) on a tower of chairs stacked inches from a 1,000-ft. drop. "The reason why I chose this location is because I'm actually beyond the mountain, so there is a free-fall when you fall. It's not like a peak, when you just fall a few meters," he explains. "The feeling of flying is very important in the challenge itself."

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A Skewer Through an Arm Is Painless on 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 27th 2010 8:00AM
Painless Skewer on 'Stan Lee's Superhumans'Tim must be superhuman. There's no other way to explain what happened to him on 'Stan Lee's Superhumans' (Thu.,10PM ET on HIST). A doctor shows the man a graph charting his body's autonomic nervous system and the two responses to pain: fight or flight and healing and growing, which are thought to be impossible to override.

The graph shows Tim in a state of calm. Then he proceeds to (very graphically) stick a skewer through his arm. He feels no pain, and his body doesn't bleed.

The doctor examines the chart. At the very least, his heart-rate would be racing and blood pressure increased. It's almost unchanged. Is he superhuman?!

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