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Episode 019 – Super Strength
Can you lift a car? What about in an emergency? You may have guessed already – today we are talking about super-strength!
Super strength, sometimes also called ‘hysterical strength’ or ‘excited delirium’, is largely thought to be caused by an Adrenaline rush brought about in situations of extreme stress.
In today’s show we will be checking out a 20th Century conspiracy theory, along with mythical and fictional characters renowned for being super strong.
We start with a segment about a new synthetic street drug – Flakka – with a side effect that seems to trigger abnormal strength. Then we move on to a so called conspiracy involving that ever popular old Soviet Union bad-guy Stalin, who allegedly ordered the creation of half-man – half-ape super warriors. Among other abilities these super warriors were to have strength way beyond the norm for humans.
And what about comics? There are many examples of super heroes that posses this ability, we talk about the Hulk, Captain America, Superman, Blok, etc. From there we touch on mythological and biblical characters, like Hercules and Samson.
You want movies? We got movies! Including Unbreakable, Hulk and Hancock.
Did we miss anything? Do you know of other conspiracy theories relevant to this topic? Should we have mentioned other superheroes, books? Write a comment and let us know! We would love to discuss them and give you a name check.
Stay tuned for the next trip, The science part of Super Strength, Down the Rabbit Hole.
- Ordinary person lifting a car article.
- New Designer Drug ‘Flakka’ Gives Users ‘Super-Human Strength’.
- Stalin’s half-man, half-ape super-warriors.