ByKarly Rayner, writer at
Movie Pilot's celebrity savant
Karly Rayner

Presenting the closet thing I have ever seen to a real life Spider-Man: badass free soloist Alex Honnold!

This courageous and exceptionally talented rock climber has hauled himself up natural formations over 1,500 feet tall with no ropes or gear, and now he is turning his well-chalked hands to urban exploration.

In a knowing nod to our favorite free-climbing superhero, Honnold seems to have dressed in red and blue as a subtle homage, and I think you'll agree he deserves the accolade of real-life Spider-Man.

See what I mean by checking out this awesome GIF of Alex scaling the heights of San Fransico below;

  The only way is up, Spidey!
The only way is up, Spidey!

To learn more about Honnold's incredible ability to scramble up just about anything vertical, give the video below a quick watch:

Alex's so-called super-power is really just years of incredibly fine-tuned skill and dedication, but there are some real-life superheroes out there who are born with a talent.

Check out some of the most impressive below;

Liam Hoekstra: Super Strength

It only took 2 days for Liam Hoekstra's parents to notice his superhuman strength. After being on earth for just 48 hours, Hoekstra could already stand up with assistance and it only got more incredible from there.

By 8 months of age Hoekstra could do pull-ups and at just 3-years-old the tiny tot could lift items of furniture that adults would struggle with. So what made this beefy baby so strong?

After taking the child to the doctors to be examined due to his rippling muscular physique and incredible strength, it was found that little Liam had a disorder named myostatin-related muscle hypertrophy.

The condition causes an abnormally low level of a protein known as myostatin which enables muscle tissue to grow unrestricted.

Individuals with the condition display unbelievable amounts of raw power and can gain up to 50 percent more skeletal muscle mass than a normal person, with little or no exercise required.


Wim Hof: The Ice Man

Wim Hof's ability to withstand extreme cold has surpassed what was believed to be scientifically possible, but he is adamant that anyone could achieve what he has through the powers of the mind.

Hof has climbed 24,000ft up Everest in only a pair of shorts in conditions that would cause a normal person to require multiple amputations due to frostbite.

He claims he is unaffected because he is able to keep his body temperature stable by using the powers of meditation, a claim that is supported by Tibetan monks who have been scientifically proven to be able to raise the temperature of their skin by up to 8 degrees.

Hof holds multiple world records, but the most impressive is staying submerged in a full-body ice bath for 1 hour and 44 minutes.


Stephen Wiltshire: The Human Camera

Stephen Wiltshire was diagnosed with severe autism aged three when his parents became concerned that he was still totally mute.

Wiltshire might not have uttered his first word until he was 5-years-old, but he was silently brewing mind-blowing and unexplained visual talents.

Stephan can look at a subject once and then draw a perfectly accurate representation of it.

After just a 20 minute helicopter ride, Wiltshire was able to produce a stunning nineteen-foot-long drawing of 305 square miles of New York City that is staggering visually accurate down to the number of windows on the more prominent buildings.

Stephan is defined as a savant - someone with a mental disability who displays profound and prodigious abilities far in excess of what would be considered normal.

There is no widely accepted theory that explains savant syndrome.


Which real life superhero is the most amazing?

(Source: Sploid)


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