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Did you know that you live among those with amazing "super" powers? I've listed some pretty incredible and rare abilities that makes many people real life mutants.
Okay, maybe "mutants" is too strong a word, but I think these four extraordinary human talents are otherwordly.
Hyperthymesia: Super autobiographical memory. People with this ability are able to recall nearly all personal experiences in their lifetime - with great detail. We all can remember significant events, but people with hyperthymesia can recall almost EVERY SINGLE DAY. From the mundane to the important, it's all stored memories able to be recalled. They are not autistic savants, but there is a striking similarity between the two conditions. Only 20 documented cases of hyperthymesia have been confirmed.
Echolocation: Human sonar. You think bats and dolphins are the only ones you utilize sound waves to navigate in the dark? Humans can do it too. Blind humans, actually. By tapping their cane on the ground or clicking their tongues, they can actually maneuver around objects. Using their acute sense of hearing, they can actually tell where an object is located, it's size, and density.
Supertasters: Amazing taste buds. My oldest son has this. People identified as supertasters actually have extra fungiform papille (little bumps) on the tongue housing their taste buds. Their sense of taste is much more sensitive than the average person, and scientists believe that supertasters will have a particularly strong aversion to bitter foods like grapefruit juice. Many food and beverage companies employ supertasters to be their...supertasters.
Eidetic Memory: Photographic memory and then some. Those with an eidetic memory are able to recall images (and even sound) with great detail and accuracy. Imagine walking through a massive medieval castle, going through each and every chamber and corridor. And then sitting down with a pad of paper and pencil and being able to draw out the layout with amazing precision. Lots of people have really good memories and employ some type of mnemonic strategies to remember things, but having an eidetic memory is an ability on a whole other level.