25 Most Unbelievable Feats Of Humans

The human body has been studied by doctors, scientists, anthropologists, biologists, and other experts for centuries. Therefore, it’s not surprising that we have such a comprehensive knowledge of how the human body actually works and what it is capable of.

Naturally, there are certain limitations to our physical abilities and athletic performances. In spite of these limitations, there has been a number of cases of incredible feats performed by humans that go well beyond what most think is even possible.

Take hysterical strength, for example. Also known as superhuman strength, hysterical strength is a display of extreme strength by humans (beyond what is believed to be normal) usually occurring when people are in life and death situations or during so-called excited delirium. In the state of hysterical strength, people are believed to perform some extraordinary feats such as lifting cars with bare hands.

But the feats you are about to see in this post are not just about human strength. People have been known to achieve other incredible things. From a man who tried to climb Mount Everest in shorts and a teenager who survived 18 days without food and water to a man who ate a plane, these are 25 Most Unbelievable Feats Of Humans.

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Lifting a car with bare hands

strong womanSource and image: en.wikipedia.org (not the actual performer of the feat)

In 2012, in Glen Allen, Virginia, 22-year-old Lauren Kornacki rescued her father, Alec Kornacki, after the jack used to prop up his BMW slipped, pinning him under it. Lauren lifted the car, then performed CPR on her father and saved his life.


Longest ice bath

Wim HofSource and image: en.wikipedia.org

Known as “The Iceman,” Wim Hof, a Dutch stunt performer, holds 20 world records including the world record for the longest ice bath. In 2011, he broke his own previous records by staying immersed in ice for 1 hour, 52 minutes, and 42 seconds.


Fifty marathons in fifty days

Dean KarnazesSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: vimeo.com

Calling it the 50/50/50, American ultra-marathon runner Dean Karnazes ran 50 marathons in 50 US states in 50 consecutive days, beginning with the Lewis and Clark Marathon in St. Louis on Sept. 17, 2006, and finishing with the New York City Marathon on Nov. 5, 2006. After finishing the feat, Karnazes decided to run home to San Francisco from New York City.


Car balancing

mini cooperSource: esquire.com, image: en.wikipedia.org

John Evans, known as the “professional head balancer,” was able to balance a 159-kilogram (352-pound) mini cooper on his head for 33 seconds in 1999. Holder of another 32 world records, he has balanced other things on his head including 101 bricks and 235 pints of beer.


Longest sleeplessness

eyeSource: en.wikipedia.org, image: youtube.com

In 1964, Randy Gardner, a high school student in San Diego, California, stayed awake for 264.4 hours (11 days, 24 minutes), setting the world record for sleeplessness. Gardner appeared to have fully recovered from his loss of sleep as no long term psychological or physical effects have been observed on him.

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