Superhuman durability has always been one of the most common superpowers in fiction. Superman can shrug off bullets and Aquaman can withstand the crushing depths of the deep ocean. In Stan Lee’s Superhumans, I saw two insane and extreme examples of real-life superhuman durability. In one case, a professional wrestler has a skull that is thick enough to withstand a blow of a sledgehammer and hammering a large nail through a sheet of steel. The other case is about a Shaolin monk who could withstand over 200 hundred pounds of force from a power drill in his stomach, throat, and head. In both of these cases, both men took an insane amount of punishment and walked away with only minor scratches, bruises, and scrapes. I am going to analyze the science behind real-life superhuman durability and contemplate on how such a power can be pushed to the fullest on a believable level as I brainstorm for my superhuman series.

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