Sunday, March 9, 2008

The Real Mr. Freeze





Wim Hof has a very special gift--one that most people would agree is "superhuman." The Dutchman is able to withstand freezing temperatures that would kill most ordinary people.

In the twenty years since he discovered his power, Hof has climbed Mount Everest--wearing only a pair of shorts. He's traveled to the Arctic Circle and run a half-marathon--barefoot. He's even swum under the ice at the North Pole.

Hof's latest stunt took place here in Manhattan. For an hour and twelve minutes, he remained buried up to his neck in ice. He broke his own world record--but then again, no other human being could survive for a fraction of that time.

According to ABC News, when Hof emerged from the tank, he seemed perfectly comfortable, and his skin was still a healthy pink.

Read more (and see a video) here.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wooooooo - scary! I wonder why he is so much different from the rest of us...

Bridget said...

That is really creepy!!!!! I wouldn't like that 'superpower' I don't think.
When are you posting the judges?

Hazel said...

OMG!

Nellie said...

Brrrrrrrr.

International Mastermind said...

Weird...FREAKY! How exactly did he just "discover" this talent?

Kurosignal said...

Hm... if you could choose between having this superpower, and not having this superower, that was it....I'd probably choose having the superpower.

Raph said...

Amazing!

Kitty said...

What if someone sticks him in the oven? ^-^'

ookamishinzui said...

that is so creepy.

Anonymous said...

Thats really cool/freaky. I bet he wouldnt do so well in the heat... :)

creativeartist said...

thats mre like a curse

Patsee said...

How odd... I was just reading about him the other day.

Cupcakedoll said...

O_o I assume he wore shorts and a respirator, or does he also have the power to not breathe?

Anonymous said...

FREAKY!!! That would be scary. WHOA!