What's your favorite superpower

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What’s your favorite superpower?

What's your favorite superpower?

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Mineistheabilitytoreadminds.

Mine is the ability to read minds.

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Withthat, I’dfinallybeabletofindoutwhattogetmybestfriendasabirthdaypresent.

So I could finally find out what I can get my best friend as a birthday present.

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Anyway, actualcomicbooksuperpowersdon’texist, buttherearequiterealgeneticmutations

Either way, there aren't really any comic superpowers, but there are genetically engineered mutations

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thatmakeyouasclosetoasuperheroasitgets!

that'll bring you to your superhero just how it's going!

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Youcanconsideryourselfspecialifyouhaveoneofthem.

You can consider yourself something special if you have one of these.

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Startingwith ...

Start with…

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#1.

# 1.

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SuperstrengthYep, therereallyarepeoplepossessingsuperhuman

Superpower Yes, there really are people who are superhuman

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strength!

Strength!

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Well, notexactlysuperhuman, ofcourse, butthere’sageneticanomalythatmakeschildren’s

Not exactly superhuman, of course, but there is a genetic anomaly that defines children

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musclesdevelopatamind-blowingrate.

Muscles develop at a breathtaking rate.

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Duetoinactivityofmyostatinprotein, whichsuppressesgrowthofmuscletissue, newborn

Because of the inactivity of myostatin protein, which suppresses the growth of muscle tissue, the newborn becomes

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childrencanbecomeverylean, lookinglikebodybuildersataveryyoungage.

Children can get very slim and look like bodybuilders at a very young age.

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Thisconditionisquitefrequentinmiceandcattle, buthumansgetitextremelyrarely.

This condition is quite common in mice and cattle, but humans rarely get it.

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ThelatestexampleofsuchamutationwasrecordedinBerlinintheearly 2000s.

The latest example of such a mutation was recorded in Berlin in the early 2000s.

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What’sevenbetteristhatnohealthproblemshavebeenfoundinkidswiththisondition.

What's even better is that no health problems were found in children with this condition.

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Sothey’resuperstrongandhealthyatonce!

You will be very healthy at the same time!

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WannabeaparentofaSuperman?

Do you want to be the parents of a super man?

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Where’smycape?

Where is my cloak?

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#2.

# 2.

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EnhancedvisionMostpeoplehavethreetypesofconesintheir

Improved visionMost people have three types of cones in theirs

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eyes, allowingustoseemillionsofcolors.

Eyes so we can see millions of colors.

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Womentypicallyseemoreshades - that’swhyI’munabletogiveareplywhenmywife

Women usually see more shades - that's why I can't answer my wife

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asksmewhatcolorofnailssuitsherbest, redorred.

asks me which color of the nails best matches, red or red.

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But sometimes, theyseesomuchmorethatwe’reliterallyunabletocomprehendthe

But sometimes you see it so much that we literally cannot understand it

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difference.

Difference.

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That’sthankstoafourthconeintheireyesthatenhancestheirvisionhundredfold.

This is thanks to a fourth cone in your eyes, which improves your vision a hundredfold.

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Andwhat’smore, thenumberofwomenbornwiththisextraconeisabout 12%.

In addition, the number of women born with this additional cone is about 12%.

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But, onlyfewofthemcanactuallyuseitbecauseinmostcasesitremainsinactive.

But only a few can actually use it, as it remains inactive in most cases.

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Ohman, I’dlovetoseetheworldthroughtheireyes!

Oh man, I would like to see the world through your eyes!

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#3.

#3.

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LongevityItmightnotsoundasasuperpower, butconsider

LongevityIt may not sound like a superpower, but remember

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living 10 yearslongerthananyotherhumanonEarth, andingoodhealth.

Live 10 years longer than anyone else on earth and good health.

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Youknow, I’dnottakeitforgranted.

You know I wouldn't take it for granted.

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ThereisageneticmutationinasingleAmishcommunityinIndianathataddsanother 10

There is a genetic mutation in a single Amish parish in Indiana that adds another 10

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yearstotheirlifespan.

Years up to their lifespan.

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Agenecalled SERPINE1 mutatesinaveryparticularway, andscientistsdon’tyetunderstand

A name called SERPINE1 is mutating in a special way, and scientists still don't understand it

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themechanismofit, buttheyhopeitcanbeusedinmedicine - forexample, totreat

the mechanism of it, but you hope that it can be used in medicine - for example for treatment

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conditionsthatcomewithage.

Conditions that come with age.

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Ohyeah, Idohopetheysucceedtoo.

Oh yes, I hope you have success too.

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#4.

# 4.

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SuperathleticismNo, it'snotaboutbeingincrediblyathletic,

Super Sports No, it's not about being incredibly athletic.

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althoughIknowhowitsounds.

although knows how it sounds.

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It’sageneticmutationspecifictoTibetans: the EPAS1 geneallowsthemtoliveatextremely

It is a genetic mutation that is specific for Tibetans: the EPAS1 gene enables them to live extremely

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highaltitudeswithoutanytrouble, breathingthinmountainairasifthey’reliving

Altitudes without problems, who breathe in thin mountain air, as well as life

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inavalley.

in a valley.

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Regularpeoplewoulddevelopheartandbraindiseasesatsuchheightsbecauseofthelack

Normal people would become heart and brain diseases due to the lack of such altitudes