Stan Lee's Superhumans
Stan Lee's Superhumans is a television series that debuted August 5, 2010 on History. It is hosted by comic book superhero creator Stan Lee and follows contortionist Daniel Browning Smith, "the most flexible man in the world", as he searches the globe for real-life superhumans – people with extraordinary physical or mental abilities. Many of the segments are fraudulenty manipulated and these appear side by side with other segments that are valid. For example, one segment shows a person applying an electric drill to their body[ after it is used to drill a hole in wood], except the direction of rotation of the drill is fraudulently reversed in the process.
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Season 1History | History | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Aug 6, 2010
Electro Man Aug 6, 2010 Daniel Browning Smith, a man with Superhuman flexibility, travels to India to investigate a local legend that a man has developed immunity to electric current and can let it pass through his body, unharmed. Can anyone really be immune to electrocution? Daniel next meets Scott Flansburg, dubbed the "Human Calculator." Scott can complex arithmetic (even square and cube roots) all in his head, faster than anyone on earth. Does his brain work in an entirely new way? Totally blind from birth, Juan Ruiz apparently visualizes the world using the same form of sonar used by bats and dolphins called echolocation. Juan demonstrates his incredible ability to Daniel by navigating around a complex course using only the echoes of his tongue clicks to guide him. Dennis Rogers is only 5ft 6", but is pound for pound the strongest man in the world. He demonstrates his sheer strength bending hammers and horseshoes at will.
S01 E02Aug 13, 2010
Killer Punch Aug 13, 2010 Daniel is in Vegas to meet Bob Munden the planet's fastest gunslinger, rumored to be faster than the blink of an eye, and with accuracy second to none. Using electromyography, and the fastest camera technology in the world, we investigate whether his speed goes beyond what science says is humanly possible. Timo Kaukonen is a World Sauna Champion and pushes his body to the limits. He has lasted for 16 minutes in temperatures hot enough to boil water. Daniel investigates to find out if he has a genetic difference that sets him apart. Warrior monk Shi Yan Ming shocked the world by moving to New York in 1992, marking the first time that a Shaolin monk has ever defected from China. By harnessing the power of Qi, or vital energy, he's taken Bruce Lee's infamous "one-inch punch" to a new level. "Professor Splash," (aka Darren Taylor) is a world champion high-diver...with a difference. Daniel tries to find out how a man can survive a 35 foot belly flop into just one foot of water.
S01 E03Aug 20, 2010
Hammer Head Aug 20, 2010 Daniel meets Dean Karnazes. He's run 50 marathons in 50 days, and then ran 1300 miles back to the start. But how can Dean's body not suffer the exhaustion and fatigue faced by everyone else on earth? John Ferraro is rumored to have a skull that can withstand sledgehammers, bowling balls and even jackhammers. Daniel investigates to find out if he has a genetic difference that makes his skull superhumanly strong. Chris claims to have incredible powers like that of the Marvel comic-book character "Destiny"; he believes that his dreams are a window into the future. But will Chris' remarkable claims of premonitions stand up to the scrutiny of our host? Kenny Muhammad, aka "The Human Orchestra", is the most extraordinary human mimic on the planet. This wizard of sound possesses an astounding ability that enables him to simultaneously generate an entire orchestra of sounds from his mouth.
S01 E04Aug 27, 2010
Human Speed Bump Aug 27, 2010 Daniel's incredible journey continues, as he investigates Tim Cridland, who claims to be able to switch off pain. He demonstrates his ability to go beyond normal pain thresholds by impaling himself with skewers, with little or no bleeding. Derek Paravicini is a blind autistic man with an incredible "superhuman" gift. Derek can remember and accurate re-play any song he ever hears. Does his ability offer the world an insight into the power of the human brain? Jyothi Rai is known as India's Spiderman--scaling walls at an unbelievable speed. Able to run up a six-story structure in just seconds, Jyothi has perfected his climbing technique by taking inspiration from monkeys. Last year in Milan, nine trucks weighing a total of over 30,000 lbs ran over Tom Owen in quick succession. How can his body survive such force? Daniel tests Tom's abs to find out if he has the hardest muscles on earth.
S01 E05Sep 3, 2010
Human Wolf Sep 3, 2010 Daniel meets Patrick Musimu, who's able to dive to 656 feet on a single breath; Miroslaw Magola claims to harnesses the power of psychokinesis; Shaun Ellis has become a wolf, by living, sleeping, bathing and feeding with a deadly pack of wolves.
S01 E06Sep 17, 2010
Human Crash Test Dummy Sep 17, 2010 Isao Machii is a modern day samurai with unbelievable sword skills; Dr. Norman Gary can control an entire swarm of bees; Steve Santini performs incredible escapes requiring dexterity and body control; Rusty Haight, has had over a 1,000 car crashes.
Season 2History | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Oct 28, 2011
Unbreakable Oct 28, 2011 The second-season opener profiles people unharmed by things that injure most people. Included: Shaolin monk Hu Qiong, who places a spinning drill against his head; and a man with incredible control of his abdominal muscles.
S02 E02Nov 4, 2011
Shark Master Nov 4, 2011 Mike Rutzen, who swims with sharks without the use of cage; a man who breaks baseball bats with a single kick; and a man who sprints on all fours.
S02 E03Mar 22, 2013
Steel Face Mar 22, 2013 Daniel Browning Smith is in Vegas to meet Brian Jackson who blows up a hot water bottle until it explodes. Daniel takes Brian to a lung specialist to measure the power output and pressure of his lungs. Lu Deyuan's extraordinary, traffic-stopping superhuman ability is eye watering! Daniel meets Lu in a Kuala Lumpur dockyard where he's hanging steel bars from his eyelids. Lu says he feels no pain and doesn't suffer from any injuries. Could Anthony Kelly have the fastest reflexes in the world? Daniel meets him catching tennis balls at 80mph, and use a high speed camera to capture his technique. At a Detroit Dojo, Daniel meets Japanese Nunchuck Master Hiroki deadly in the martial art of nunchaku combat. Cindi Bir and Daniel test his ability by challenging his accuracy with a baseball pitching cannon.
S02 E04Mar 1, 2013
Yo Yo Ninja Mar 1, 2013 Meet extraordinary people with real superpowers, including a man whose yo-yo skills push the limits of speed and dexterity.
S02 E05Mar 8, 2013
Super Special Mar 8, 2013 Meet extraordinary people with real superpowers, including a woman with a voice as loud as a jet engine.
S02 E06Mar 15, 2013
Human Shield Mar 15, 2013 Rene Richter says he has the strongest teeth on earth, capable of bending coins. But we discover his strength lies in his jaw, which Rene says allows him to lift over 1000lbs. Kirby Roy has spent his life trying to become impervious to pain, using a controversial martial art called Combat Qi, he claims he is able to take strikes of limitless power to the most sensitive parts of the human anatomy. Daniel calls in some of the world's hardest hitters and kickers to put that to the test. Internet videos show college quarterback Alex Tanney performing mind-blowing trick throws. They look impossible, so Daniel wants Alex to prove he's for real. It's rumored Eric Scott is the best jet-pack pilot on earth, and he intends to prove it, by flying over a lake with no safety measures and only 30 seconds of fuel.
S02 E07Mar 29, 2013
Spiderpower Mar 29, 2013 At high altitude, low oxygen causes hypoxia, altitude sickness and very quickly, death. But Ang Rita Sherpa claims he's climbed Everest 10 times with no extra oxygen. Daniel takes him to a leading Altitude Research facility to witness the effects of altitude in a hyperbaric chamber. It's said spider-silk is the strongest material on earth. And Randy Lewis says he has found a way to copy it--by breeding a herd of goats with spider DNA, creating a goat that can produce spider-silk in its milk? Stan wants Daniel to find out if this could be the first step to a real life Spiderman. It's rumored Tori Allen can climb Like Spiderman, but in fact it seems she was brought up with monkeys and has actually mastered many of their climbing tricks. Stan Lee created Rocket Racer, a super-powered skateboarding nemesis for Spiderman. But Bob Burnquist is said to perform jumps on his skateboard that have made Stan's comic books a reality.
Season 3History | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jul 14, 2014
Super Special Jul 14, 2014 Meet extraordinary people with real superpowers, including a woman with a voice as loud as a jet engine.
S03 E02Jul 21, 2014
Painproof Jul 21, 2014 Daniel meets four people who can control their perception of pain.
S03 E03Jul 31, 2014
Human Fireball Jul 31, 2014 Daniel investigates people with super heat tolerance; Ted Batchelor attempts the longest full-body burn.
S03 E04Aug 7, 2014
Rapid Fire Aug 7, 2014 Inventors who claim to merge man with machine; Jerry Miculek claims to fire a handgun faster than an automatic weapon; Francky Zapata's machine lets him fly through water; Paul Swift performs feats with a car; Eric Barone builds a new bicycle.
S03 E05Aug 14, 2014
Fearproof Aug 14, 2014 Four people who claim to be fear-proof: Julio Munzo claims he can switch off fear; Tyler Bradt kayaks over huge falls; Andy Lewis crosses canyons on ropes; Gary Connery jumps from a plane without a parachute.
S03 E06Aug 21, 2014
Rapid Fire Aug 21, 2014 Stan sends Daniel to meet real life inventors who claim to have built mechanical devices that merge man and machine. Can they take humans to higher levels and make them superhuman?
S03 E07Aug 28, 2014
Man vs. Beast Aug 28, 2014 Animals are imbued with incredible abilities, like echo-location, super-sight. This time Stan is sending Daniel on a mission to find four people who claim they have the ability to match nature's superpowered animals. Ru Anting claims to have superpowered tear-ducts, that can shoot liquid even further than the deadly Spitting Cobra. Kie Willis claims to have a superhuman jump, that he says can match nature's most powerful jumpers, the leopard. Daniel investigates claims that Igor Zaripov could have jaws just as strong as one of nature's most powerful bites, the shark. Dan Goodwin, wants to climb the worlds tallest buildings like a human gecko, using nothing but sucker cups.