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  • The human body seems like a pretty fragile thing.

  • Your bones can break after falling just a few feet.

  • One piece of bad food and you're hugging the toilet for hours.

  • But while your body may be pretty fickle in those kinds of ways, it can actually withstand

  • some pretty insane stuff.

  • How far can we push our bodies?

  • While all humans have similar makeups, each body has different thresholds for different

  • extremes.

  • Your diet, genes, exercise habits and overall health can all impact how your body faces

  • challenges.

  • So just because one person was able to do some crazy feat, that does not mean that your

  • body can too.

  • And we definitely don't suggest you try.

  • Seriously.

  • Humans have reached some insane heights, depths, distances and temperatures to prove the human

  • body is one rock solid machine.

  • Take Wim Hof for example, akaThe Iceman”.

  • He's hiked Everest in just shorts, run a half marathon barefoot in the snow, and taken

  • the longest ice bath recorded.

  • Almost 2 hours![2] His practice of meditation, specific breathing techniques, and regular

  • exposure to cold temperatures has been proven to help prep the body for strenuous activity

  • and boost immune system functionality!

  • How much cold one person can handle before it gets deadly depends on a lot of things,

  • from the person's health to whether they're wet or dry.

  • But as far as core body temperature vgoes, it's generally thought that anything below

  • 70 degrees Fahrenheit is deadly.

  • The lowest temperature ever recorded that didn't end in death?

  • 56.7 degrees.

  • Heat is similar in the sense that every situation is different.

  • Humidity, personal limits, access to water all affect how likely you'd be to kick the

  • bucket.

  • But the body starts to overheat and heat stroke sets in when your body temperature exceeds

  • 103F.

  • And dying from heat is more common than you may think.

  • Almost 700 Americans die from it every year.

  • Some athletes can do some pretty extreme stuff too.

  • Meet Dean Karnazes.

  • This guy ran 350 miles in one go.

  • I have no idea how he went to the bathroom and honestly, I don't want to know.

  • Another human with superhuman strength?

  • Eddie Hall.

  • He holds the record for the heaviest deadlift, at 1,100 pounds.

  • This lift burst a ton of blood vessels in his head and almost killed him though.

  • Sooo yeah, don't try this.

  • What about drinking water?

  • How long can humans go without it?

  • Just like all the other things we've mentioned, this timeframe depends on a lot, especially

  • how much fluid has been expelled by sweating, urinating and exhaling.

  • 3 days is the most commonly cited number for the average person, but one guy allegedly

  • survived 18 days without water!

  • Then there's food.

  • Again, it's hard to define the threshold for everyone but three weeks is said to be

  • the average length of time a human can go without it.

  • The longest anyone ever went before dying was 74 days in 1920.

  • That's a long time.

  • To sum it up, you humans are so strong and can withstand so much.

  • *sigh* I wish I was a human.

  • Again, we don't recommend you do any of these things.

  • But if you do consider safely trying any, may I suggest scuba diving?

  • It's the best.

  • What do you think is the coolest thing the human body can do?

  • Let us know

  • in the comments.

The human body seems like a pretty fragile thing.

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Could You Survive In These Extreme Conditions?

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    Samuel posted on 2018/02/07
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