Thai Ngoc- Insomniac man who has not slept in 40 years!
Ever woke up grumpy from a bad night’s sleep? Think about how upset you would be foregoing sleep for 40 years! Yep, you read correctly. That’s exactly how long it’s been since Vietnamese farmer Thai Ngoc has gotten some shuteye.
Born in 1942 in Vietnam, Thai Ngoc claims to have not slept since 1973 after a bout with fever. However, this man still finds the strength and energy to maintain his farm and haul not one but two, 110lb bags of cattle feed over 2miles, EVERY DAY.
So is Thai Ngoc a medical miracle? Medication, folk remedies, you name it, and this man is still incapable of catching some Z’s. He has even tried drinking alcohol with no success. That’s when it really dawned on us. If a bunch of grandpa’s ole’ cough medicine won’t do the trick, then Thai Ngoc must be superhuman.
You find us someone who doesn’t hit the sack after a 30 rack of PBR and a few shots of Jack Daniels, and our team will feature them too. Just kidding, we don’t encourage irresponsible things like that. Seriously, don’t do it.
Michael Lotito- aka “Mr Eats All” RIP (1950-2007)
Meet Michael Lotito AKA “Mr Eats All.” This man has eaten 18 bicycles, 15 shopping carts, 7 Televisions, 6 chandeliers, 400m of steel chain, a coffin, 2 beds, 1 pair of skis, and a Cessna 150 aircraft!
Born in 1950, “Mr Eats All” is a French entertainer most renown for consuming indigestible products such as metal, steel, aluminum, glass, rubber, and washing his meals down with lots of mineral oil and water. Lotito began eating unusual materials when he was 16 years old. Fortunately for his colon, doctors found Lotito’s stomach lining to be much more thick than normal, making it possible for sharp metal objects to pass through his system without any damage. In fact, Lotito claimed to not have any health issues whatsoever as a result of his bizarre diet.
It is estimated that Lotito ingested 9 tons of metal from the time he was born until the time that he died. He would do this in a rather meticulous way by breaking down the objects into smaller, more manageable pieces. In addition and given much of these materials were poisonous, Lotito would ration his material intake to 2.2lbs a day. As an example, it took him nearly two years to scarf down a Cessna 150 airplane, chomping away more and more everyday. And that wasn’t even his entree.
Liew Thow Lin- aka “The Magnet Man”
Born in Malaysia, Liew’s super powers have been studied by scientists around the world. Come to find out, Liew’s Magneto-like capabilities are not due to any source of magnetism. Rather, they are a result of a genetic skin anomaly producing a “suction effect” allowing him to stick up to 36kg of pure metal to his body.
Liew Thow Lin is not the only one in his family with these powers. He has passed down his gift to his three grandchildren. And unlike the evil Villain Magneto with his quest to destroy the human species, Liew Thow Lin is harmless only using his powers to attract kitchen utensils, tools, and every now and then a vehicle or two.
Rajmohan Nair- aka “Electro Man”
For the common man, a tenth of an amp would cause your organs to fail, muscles to stiffen and eventually your heart would stop. But to this real life human conductor, it’s anything but painful. Rajmohan can withstand more than ten times the amount of electricity than that of a normal human. This real life superhero can power a blender, a light bulb, and other electronics by passing electrical currents through his body.
So how did this superhero discover his talent? When Rajmahon was just seven years old, he lost his mother. Heart broken and saddened by his loss, Rajmahon attempted to climb a transformer and grab onto one of the live wires. Shockingly (pun intended), nothing happened.
Unless you are a crazy superhero, we would suggest not trying this at home. Unfortunately for Rajmahon, even electrocuting yourself on a weekly basis is not comic book worthy.
Whether friend or foe, we love mutant superheros. As long as you are not on a crusade to destroy the human species, we will showcase your talents as well. So if you can summon storm clouds, produce lightening from your hands, manipulate electromagnetic fields, or morph into anything….well, please drop us a line.