Humans are created by God to grow more powerful, more durable, and more intelligent. It is the grace of God that we are superiors from all the creatures on the earth. We, humans, have proved our superiority with big advancements in the world. However, it is also essential to use our potential according to God’s will. Humans have overthrown scores of world records over the past few decades, but when will our progress peak? Here, scientists tell how extreme limits humans can go.
Extreme Limits Humans Can Go
In this article, you will learn about humans’ capacity in everyday life. How much patience, strength, endurance, mental, and physical power we have. Check out the extreme limits humans can go.
Most Weight We Can Lift: 1,000 Pounds
The world’s strongest weight lifters can lift 1,000 pounds—but Todd Schroeder, a kinesiologist at the University of Southern California, believes something else. According to him, our brains restrict the number of muscle fibers stimulated at any time to keep us from getting hurt. “Turn that safety off, and you can produce a lot more force,” Schroeder states. He believes optimal training, including mental, may assist players to tap as much as 20 percent more power—and he may be right. Game of Thrones star Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson (who also currently holds the title World’s Strongest Man) recently set a new deadlift world record at 1,041 pounds.
Tallest We Can Grow: 8 Feet 11.1 Inches
In the 1930s, Robert Pershing Wadlow, aka the Giant of Illinois, set this world record due to an overactive pituitary gland. His towering height seriously stressed his circulatory system and set structural stress on his bones (he wore braces when he walked). As a result of these physical constraints, engineer Thomas Samaras concludes that while the normal human has grown taller due to adequate nutrition, we will ultimately level off at around seven feet.
Most We Can Remember: 1 Million Gigabytes
If your brain’s one billion storage neurons took one memory apiece, “you might have only a few gigabytes of storage space, comparable to a USB flash drive,” states Paul Reber, a psychologist at Northwestern University. But each neuron actually produces about 1,000 connections to other neurons, exponentially increasing the brain’s storage capacity to almost one million gigabytes. The main point is that storage isn’t the difficulty: Our capacity to record and retrieve data is.
Fastest We Can Run: 10.5 Meters per Second
After Olympic runner Usain Bolt broke the 100-meter world record at the 2008 Olympics, Mark Denny, a biologist at Stanford University, queried, Had “Lightning Bolt” ran as fast as a human can go? After having graphed 100-meter records back to the 1920s, Denny prophesies humans will plateau at about 9.58 seconds for this meter point, or 0.10 seconds faster than Bolt’s current record—a lot faster in a sport in which variations are estimated by the 100th of a second.
Longest We Can Go Without Sleep: 11 Days
In 1964, Randy Gardner, a 17-year-old in San Diego, woke up at 6 a.m. to start his science project: an effort to break the world record for days without sleep. He won. Gardner made it to 11 days while William Dement, a Stanford University psychiatrist, observed his vitals. Gardner remained clear, albeit irritable. Since then, researches have revealed that mice deprived of shut-eye will die within 30 days, and a unique disease called fatal familial insomnia, which prevents people from dozing off at all, causes death in a few months to a few years.
Longest We Can Go Without Solid Food: 382 Days
Exactly, this stunt is simpler to perform if you’re overweight to begin with—which was the case with “Patient A.B.” The 27-year-old, under observation at the University of Dundee in Scotland, weighed 456 pounds when he started his fast in the 1973 study. With a diet of completely noncaloric food such as yeast and multivitamins, he shed his weight to 180 by the time the research completed, more than a year later. After that, we must say this: Don’t try this at home.