Modern Marvels

Season 15 Episode 39

Super Human

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Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Dec 22, 2008 on The History Channel
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Do normal humans actually possess the ability to have super powers?

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      • In 2002 during an experiment at New York's Columbia University, Dr. Warwick used his implanted chip to send a mental command across the internet to control a robotic hand in England.

      • Swiss flier Ueli Gegenschatz set a wingsuit record by jumping from an airplane more than 14,000 feet over Ireland and soaring a distance of almost 11 miles, reaching a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The flight took five minutes and 45 seconds.

      • In 2008 stunt artist David Blaine sat a superhuman world record for holding one's breath underwater 17 minutes, four seconds.

      • On July 4, 2008 Jesus "Half Animal" Villa achieved a Guinness World Record on jumping stilts when he performed 20 consecutive back flips across 100 yards in 21 seconds.

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      • Narrator: They are the stuff of fantasy, or are they? Who wouldn't want to soar through the sky like Superman? Or harness the strength of ten men? Ready to take a flying leap or swim through the water like Aquaman? Today technology can make anyone a superhero, so grab your capes. Now, Super Human, on Modern Marvels.

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