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6 Amazing Things Our Bodies Can Do

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1. Become Super Strong.

You can do arm curls until you’re blue in the face and you’ll never match the incredible strength some people gain — seemingly out of nowhere — in the face of extreme danger. There are several famous reports of people lifting cars and other heavy objects to free loved ones, even strangers. It may seem impossible, but the physiology backs it up.  When you experience or witness a dangerous situation, your adrenaline rushes. Adrenaline, in turn, leads your heart to race and the level oxygen that flows to your muscles increases. Your body is physically capable of performing these incredible feats of strength, but sometimes it takes a life-threatening situation for our bodies to turn us into superheroes.

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Katie Waldeck

Katie is a freelance writer focused on pets, food and women’s issues. A Chicago native and longtime resident of the Pacific Northwest, Katie now lives in Oakland, California.

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8:51PM PDT on Oct 30, 2014

Number 5 really works. Not sure if it's wise to cough while getting an injection, the doctor might miss :)

1:52AM PDT on Sep 7, 2014

Thank you

5:36AM PDT on Aug 23, 2014

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2:46AM PDT on Jul 25, 2014

Wow, interesting article, thanks for sharing

5:49PM PDT on Jun 18, 2014

wow...best creation ever....

7:13AM PDT on Jun 4, 2014

Interesting...

3:43AM PDT on Apr 25, 2014

Interesting.

3:01AM PST on Feb 9, 2014

Thank you

6:50PM PST on Dec 21, 2013

very cool.....

7:29PM PST on Nov 20, 2013

are we cool or what? My acupuncturist told me to cough when the needles were going in, simply as a distraction. No pain relief really

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