Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Doc: Superhuman Iceman

Via Reddit: Wim Hof first caught the attention of scientists when he proved he was able to stay submerged in ice for one hour and 53 minutes without his core body temperature changing. Since then, he's climbed Mount Everest in his shorts, resisted altitude sickness, completed a marathon in the Namibian Desert with no water and proven – under a laboratory setting – that he's able to influence his autonomic nervous system and immune system at will.

Almost everything Wim has done was previously thought to be impossible, but he's not a freak of nature; he's a master of meditation.

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Eric the Fruit Bat said...

I'm trying to understand my adverse reaction to hype more and more in terms of scarcity of resources.

AllenS said...

But, what about when he woke?

edutcher said...

I like the woman who had to (not could, but had to) swim nude in the ice-cold water to study the beluga whales.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Interesting. There is a moment when Wim Hof is in the cold December Dutch river, and the young American crawls in but cannot stand it for more than a few seconds and crawls out and states "success" in essence. Wim Hof looks at him like he's full of it.

I'm skeptical of the film crew.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

I wonder if Kilian Jornet follows Wim Hof?

Kilian Jornet dislocated his shoulder 13 miles into the Hardrock 100. Then, he won the race.

Kilian runs to the tops of the highest peaks on each continent.


Spanish climber scales Mount Everest 'twice in a week without oxygen'

This is the guy who runs down the Matterhorn like a goat.