Most of these look fine, and I know that some of them are, but "The Magnetic Man" clearly defies belief and lacks even good anecdotal evidence.
I'm trying to imagine poor #10 on his night patrol coming upon a bank robbery...
It is an evolutionary imperative :)
you made me want to have a laugh at this.
savants cant forget or block out any other external stimulation so they remember everything even like how the paper clip across the room was facing.
you can react faster to sounds than through your eyes. your brain doesn't have to process the image.
read the rest
shure these things might happen
but how has evolution made us use this traits to our advantage
and it was such an advantage how come more humans "evolved"
i think these are just oddities
nothing can be reproduced with out some mistakes
I'm nominating 'King Tooth' for a golden buffalo. Moving 297 tons without trickery is physiologically impossible.
Surely you're not laughing derisively are you?
This is a celebration of the potential of the human mind. I may not be able to do incredible calculations like a savant can, but the mere fact that the human brain can do such things means that it may be possible to unlock these talents for our descendants, given enough time and research.
OK, maybe the tooth-pulling thing, not so much...
Not necessarily - it's not the mass but the friction that matters. It's easy to move a 10m class telescope structure by hand.
Britain had a long distance transport system 200years ago where 1Hp motors moved 80ton canal boats very efficiently.
I would totally agree with Their number one, Tammet is one of the best brains in the world. I was so impressed when i watched the doc on him i uploaded the best bit; http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4BxhYPKXXnQ
I have been watching lots of Channel four's 'extraordinary people' series, and there are lots of amazing people with weid abilities all over the world. Every generation has their fair share of useful random mutations, I suppose. In particular are two i can recall, an artist in turkey with no eyes, who paints art better than I could, in perspective, in color and everything; http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=L3AgO6H0H98
Also another one is the Human Calculator Rudiger Gamm, who can do any sort of maths questions. His brain works really weirdly, he stared to speak backwards before he spoke forwards, but not just roughly backwards, exactly backwards, if you were to play it in reverse it would sound exactly like normal. He can do nearly any calculation, and he can alter the algorithm he uses for each question, so he hasn't learnt them off by heart. There are maths papers that say there is no such algoritm, but he seems to have invented one. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=oqxhxIuEGRw
I have seen the guy on documentary show in Malaysia. He has been to a local university for perliminary examination. No magentic field was found around or on his body. So the scientist suggested skin conditions as possible explanation!
According to what source? There is plenty of nonsense on TV shows.
How can you make such unfounded claims? Defend it or retract it.
It's a documentary show called "Majalah Tiga". Of course there are plenty of nonsense shows, but this is not one of them (it can be boring at times due to its seriousness...).
Here's more info on the "magnetic" man. But I have not verified anything on that website.
Another similar family in Taiwan also shows no magnetic field (in fact, plastic objects also stuck on them...)
The guy who doesn't need to sleep has an awesome advantage. The minor liver problem was probably from the alcohol.
You could take day job and night job and have double income
I dunno about that echolocation kid. At least, the one I saw on Oprah, made up this thing about how other things that emit sounds he can use their sound waves to "see." Sorry kid, but echolocation doesn't work that way.
While it may not be called echolocation, it's still a potentially valid way of navigating.
Kid might just be sloppy in naming it.
So the french guy ate a Cessna 150?
I hear that the wings are finger-licking good.
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