Are our brains faster than a calculator? In fact, scientists are only beginning to understand how amazingly powerful and complicated the human brain really is. Although the typical human brain weighs only 3 pounds and consists of 75% water and feels like tofu, the brain is said to be more complex and more powerful than the largest supercomputer. In this video, we meet Scott Flansburg, the"human calculator" who has managed to harness so much of his brain so that he's able to calculate faster than a computer!
Our brain is amazingly adaptable. For the Moken children, this adaptation comes naturally because of the environment in which they live. The Moken tribe is made up of about 3000 people and they live on the islands in the Andaman Sea, off the west coast of Thailand. They are nomadic (meaning that they move around a lot, never staying in one place for too long). This video shows us how these Moken kids have "super" vision underwater.
Is it true that each of us is capable of superhuman strength when we need it most? We usually are able to use less than a third of the strength that the muscles in our bodies are capable of producing. But our minds are capable of truly amazing things. In this video, we explore how some extraordinary people are able to unleash every ounce of energy and strength in their bodies when it's most needed, like in the case of an emergency.