Archive for Absolute Strength

We’ve all heard the stories regarding instantaneous superhuman strength. The mother who lifts a car off her child who’s trapped underneath it, the man who involuntarily launches himself across the room after receiving a total body electrical shock, or the soldier who moved a one-ton helicopter off his comrade’s trapped body. While many of these stories are not proven and probably exaggerated, scientists are terming this “phenomena,” alleged as it may be, “hysterical strength.” The postulated mechanism is a sudden surge in hormonal output, such as adrenaline, that potentiates both central and peripheral outputs of other various physiological systems while ignoring protective mechanisms and homeostatic modulators. Effectively, this would result in abnormally temporal superhuman capability. Read More→
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