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  • Stan Lee's Superhumans


    Throughout history, the forces of evolution and genetic mutation have endowed humans with astonishing new abilities and features. It's a process that continues to this day, and nowhere is it more evident than in the fascinating world of Stan Lee's "Superhumans." Co-hosted by Stan Lee, the legendary creator of the X-Men, the series scours the globe for the real-life counterparts of Lee's characterspeople with unique genetic traits that translate into remarkable powers. These include a man whose body is powerfully magnetic, another who can withstand deadly levels of cold and yet another whose brain performs complex calculations at staggering speeds. In each episode, these "superhumans" undergo tests that may help explain their amazing gifts, while viewers discover the long history of people with extraordinary powers. Daniel Browning Smith, who's been dubbed the most flexible man in the world, hosts this thrilling journey into the farthest reaches of humankind.moreless
  • Ultimate Super Team

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    S 3 : Ep 10 - 9/17/14

  • Disc of Death

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    S 3 : Ep 9 - 9/10/14

  • High Voltage

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    S 3 : Ep 8 - 9/3/14

  • Man vs. Beast

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    S 3 : Ep 7 - 8/24/14

  • Rapid Fire

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    S 3 : Ep 6 - 8/17/14

    A man flies through and over water in a machine; a man rapidly fires a gun with great speed.
  • Fearproof

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    S 3 : Ep 5 - 8/10/14

  • Powerlifting Pastor

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    S 3 : Ep 4 - 8/3/14

  • Human Fireball

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    S 3 : Ep 3 - 7/27/14

  • Painproof

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    S 3 : Ep 2 - 7/20/14

  • Throat of Steel

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    S 3 : Ep 1 - 7/13/14

  • Finger of Steel

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 9/1/13

    Daniel meets Ho in Kuala Lumpur, where he demonstrates his incredible ability, smashing through the exterior of a coconut with his index finger. Next, Daniel meets Moses Langan in a busy Detroit shopping mall, where he has drawn a crowd with his spectacular ability. He appears to be able to turn his legs 180 degrees, and walk forwards! Orlando Duque demonstrates a breath-taking ability--diving from the same height as a twelve-story building and hitting the water at 55MPH without injury.moreless
  • Supersight

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 8/25/13

    Daniel travels to Sardinia to meet free diver Stig Severinson who wants to take breath holding beyond all known human capabilities. He says he wants to hold his breath for over 20 minutes! Daniel takes him to a leading maritime research facility in Norway to see him attempt to become the "Dolphin Man." Russian Alex Levit is a living legend--rumored to have learnt to see using his mind, even though he was born totally blind. He claims he uses other extra-senses to see, and can even play pool. Daniel wants him to prove its no trick. Mikhail Vasilyev thinks he is a magnet--but how can he stick huge non metallic objects to his skin? Daniel and a doctor investigate Mikhail's body before he proves he has the stickiest skin on earth by attempting to lift an object weighing twice his own body-weight, by attaching it to his skin using his superhuman power! Prepare to be appalled and amazed by Brad Byers ability to inset deadly objects into his nose. But how can he survive?moreless
  • Bird Man

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 8/18/13

    The ultimate superpower is flight, and Yokke Sommer is rumored to have achieved it--coming as close to a bird as any human has ever achieved. Daniel meets him on a 1000ft cliff in Norway, the site of many tragic deaths, where Yokke wants to prove his power by flying at over 120 mph just 3ft from the cliff face. Ram Barkai claims to be immune to cold--regularly swimming in temperatures cold enough to kill. He proves his unique ability in the Nordic fjord-lands, before Daniel sets him the challenge of swimming a kilometre in water just 1 degree above freezing. Man has evolved to walk upright, and has gone on to be able to run faster and faster. But Roland Wagner has become the fastest backwards runner on earth and says his technique is actually better for the body. Hands of fire? Master Zhou claims he can produce heat in his hands hot enough to boil water. Daniel puts him to the test to try and find an explanation.moreless
  • Shark Master

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 8/11/13

    Daniel is in South Africa, to meet Ito Kenichi who claims to have a unique ability to sprint on all fours, using an incredible technique that defies the norms of human biology. Ito currently holds the world record for fastest 100m sprint on all fours. Using motion capture footage to analyze his technique, Ito astounds Daniel by achieving a top speed of 15mph. But can he beat a man running upright? Next, Daniel flies to Capetown to meet Mike Rutzen who enjoys free diving with sharks.moreless
  • Robo Men

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 8/4/13

    Matthius Schlitte was born with Proteus syndrome, giving him one arm MUCH bigger than the other. He has used this genetic difference as a gift, and through training, turned himself into a top arm wrestler, capable of beating men twice his size. But can he take on a super-charged robot, literally built to arm wrestle? Jean Yves Blondeau has designed a 32 wheel roller-suit that turns him into a human rollerskate with incredible speed and agility.moreless
  • Rocket Blader

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 7/28/13

    Stan sends Daniel to meet 38-year-old German speed fanatic Dirk Auer, who claims that with his incredible turbo powered rocket backpack and skates, he can reach amazing speeds. Guy Bavli claims he can move objects around a room using the power of his mind. We take him to a hardware store where he bends nails and cutlery off the shelves--and even appears to move objects without touching them. Daniel meets Nigel on a running track made of broken glass. A pain expert examines Nigel's physiology... if he feels pain in the rest of his body, could his feet hold the key to switching off pain? Steve Woodmore claims to be able to talk at a "superhuman" speed of 637 Words per Minute! That's 10.25 Words per second, four times faster than the average person.moreless
  • Beast Masters

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 7/21/13

    Dean Sheldon claims to be immune to America's deadliest scorpion venom. Daniel asks him to prove it by collecting 22 wild scorpions form the Arizona desert, and putting them in his mouth, all at once! Kanzawa Sensei claims to be able to put any animal into a trance using mind control. Daniel brings him to a California to prove his powers on an alpaca ranch, before facing the ultimate challenge. George Aldrich is Nasa's supersniffer, employed to scent test every object that goes into space, as he says "you can't open a window on the space shuttle!" But how does his power compare to a sniffer dog? Daniel, and LAPD sniffer-dog trainer Lamb Lambert, set George a challenge. Martin Strehl claims he has swum the entire length of the Amazon, 3000 miles, a feat no other human has achieved. Could Martin's body somehow be immune to fatigue?moreless
  • Unbreakable

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 7/14/13

    In a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Shaolin monk Hu Qiong demonstrates his unbreakable body by smashing steel on his head, and spears in his throat. Bio-mechanic professor Dan Voss measures the forces at play to prove this is real. Dan watches Hu, as he attempts to push an electric drill into his own temple for a whole minute. Then, Daniel arrives in San Diego to witness Chad hold back a 500 bhp car. He calls in a sports physiologist to examine Chad's technique, and to work out the real forces at play. Next, Daniel brings Dickson from Ghana to South Africa to find out if the rumours of his superhuman control over his stomach are actually true. And finally, Daniel meets Byron at an archery range where super-slo-mo images capture his accuracy in detail. Then eye-tracking technology is brought in to see if his eyes ctually track the targets, or is it just luck?moreless
  • Spiderpower

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 3/28/13

    At high altitude, low oxygen causes hypoxia, altitude sickness and very quickly, death. But Ang Rita Sherpa claims he's climbed Everest 10 times with no extra oxygen. Daniel takes him to a leading Altitude Research facility to witness the effects of altitude in a hyperbaric chamber. It's said spider-silk is the strongest material on earth. And Randy Lewis says he has found a way to copy it--by breeding a herd of goats with spider DNA, creating a goat that can produce spider-silk in its milk? Stan wants Daniel to find out if this could be the first step to a real life Spiderman. It's rumored Tori Allen can climb Like Spiderman, but in fact it seems she was brought up with monkeys and has actually mastered many of their climbing tricks. Stan Lee created Rocket Racer, a super-powered skateboarding nemesis for Spiderman. But Bob Burnquist is said to perform jumps on his skateboard that have made Stan's comic books a reality.moreless
  • Steel Face

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 3/21/13

    Daniel Browning Smith is in Vegas to meet Brian Jackson who blows up a hot water bottle until it explodes. Daniel takes Brian to a lung specialist to measure the power output and pressure of his lungs. Lu Deyuan's extraordinary, traffic-stopping superhuman ability is eye watering! Daniel meets Lu in a Kuala Lumpur dockyard where he's hanging steel bars from his eyelids. Lu says he feels no pain and doesn't suffer from any injuries. Could Anthony Kelly have the fastest reflexes in the world? Daniel meets him catching tennis balls at 80mph, and use a high speed camera to capture his technique. At a Detroit Dojo, Daniel meets Japanese Nunchuck Master Hiroki deadly in the martial art of nunchaku combat. Cindi Bir and Daniel test his ability by challenging his accuracy with a baseball pitching cannon.moreless
  • Human Shield

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 3/14/13

    Rene Richter says he has the strongest teeth on earth, capable of bending coins. But we discover his strength lies in his jaw, which Rene says allows him to lift over 1000lbs. Kirby Roy has spent his life trying to become impervious to pain, using a controversial martial art called Combat Qi, he claims he is able to take strikes of limitless power to the most sensitive parts of the human anatomy. Daniel calls in some of the world's hardest hitters and kickers to put that to the test. Internet videos show college quarterback Alex Tanney performing mind-blowing trick throws. They look impossible, so Daniel wants Alex to prove he's for real. It's rumored Eric Scott is the best jet-pack pilot on earth, and he intends to prove it, by flying over a lake with no safety measures and only 30 seconds of fuel.moreless
  • Super Special

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 3/7/13

    The search is on to find more real-life superhumans! First Daniel is in Canada to meet Pat Poviliatis, a man who boasts his hands are tough enough to withstand the deadly jaws of a steel-tooted cougar-trap. Sam Whittingham claims to have built the fastest human powered machine on the planet. His combination of design genius, and physical strength could make him the ultimate superhuman man with a brain like a hard drive. Brad Williams claims to have Super Autobiographical Memory, which means his brain has the power to remember and catalog almost everything that has ever happened to him, down to the tiniest details. And Annalisa Flanagan is rumored to have the loudest voice on earth, 122db. That's enough to cause physical pain and permanent ear damage.moreless
  • Yo Yo Ninja

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 2/28/13

    In his quest to find people with real superpowers, Daniel Browning Smith meets some extraordinary individuals including the man with the strongest neck on earth; a man who claims he's the world's first Cyborg; and a Seattle man whose yo yo skills push the limits of speed and dexterity.moreless
  • Jaw Breaker

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 9/30/10

    Daniel heads to Chicago to meet "The Human Stun Gun"--a man who claims to be able to knock a man to the ground without touching him. Next, it's off to Marrakech, Morocco to meet Salim Haini, dubbed, "the man who eats anything." Watch him chow down on candles, plastic, strip lights, sawdust, nails, newspapers and more! In Texas, Daniel pits himself against Ron White, U.S. Memory Champion--whose brain operates like a supercomputer. Finally, meet Floridian Greg Poe, who claims to be able to withstand forces of up to 12G's (fighter pilots are trained to withstand up to 9G's).moreless
  • Rubber Band Man

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 4/28/03

    Daniel Browning Smith's search for real life superhumans takes him to Wisconsin to meet Tim Friede. Tim has made himself a human guinea pig, allowing some of the world's deadliest snakes to bite him and recording the results, to hopefully reduce the 20,000 deaths that are caused by snakebite annually throughout the world. Next, it's off to Birmingham, Alabama to meet Dan Meyers--the best sword swallower in the world. In London, it's an encounter of the elastic kind with Garry Stretch Turner, who claims to have the World's stretchiest skin. Finally, meet the "Rocket man," who can hit speeds of over 100 mph on his single wing flights, navigating with his eyes and steering with the movement of his body.moreless
  • Human Crash Test Dummy

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    S 1 : Ep 6 - 9/16/10

    Isao Machii is a real life modern day samurai with unbelievable sword skills. But are his eyesight, accuracy, speed truly superhuman? To find out, Daniel asks him to attempt to cut a speeding rubber bullet in mid air. In Sacramento, Daniel meets Dr. Norman Gary, who can control an entire swarm of hundreds of thousands of bees. Steve Santini of Cornwell, Canada performs incredible escapes requiring dexterity and body control in the face of death. For most humans, the danger would leave us paralyzed with fear, so what sets Steve apart? Finally, meet human crash test dummy Rusty Haight, Rusty has suffered over a 1,000 car crashes. Statistically, Rusty should be in a wheelchair. Is he invincible, or the luckiest man alive.moreless
  • Human Wolf

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    S 1 : Ep 5 - 9/2/10

    Host Daniel Browning Smith heads to the Caribbean to meet Patrick Musimu, who's able to dive to 656 feet on a single breath. Inspired by Stan Lee's own Aqua Man, Patrick believes there is no limit to how far he can push his ability to withstand the enormous pressures associated with such depths. Next, it's off to Brighton, England, where Miroslaw Magola claims to harnesses the power of psychokinesis, and can lift objects off the floor, transport them through the air and force them to stick to his body--all using the power of his mind. Still in the UK, Daniel heads to Devon, where it's rumored that Shaun Ellis has become wolf, by living, sleeping, bathing and feeding with a deadly pack of wolves. Finally, in Norway, Daniel meets Eskil, who can perform incredible feats of balance in the face of danger.moreless
  • Human Speed Bump

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    S 1 : Ep 4 -

    A man can take being run over by a car.
  • Hammer Head

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    S 1 : Ep 3 - 8/19/10

    Superhumans looks at a man with a very hard head.

    The man has a known medical condition known as "Hyperostosis Frontalis Interna" or a variation there of. I think the show should have mentioned that such conditions exist and that it is not some exotic mystery.

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