The transcript below is from the video “10 Superpowers Monks Have in Real Life” by TheRichest.

For many of us, superheroes play an important role in our childhood, as well as when we’re adults. From comic books to the big screen, they entertain us, inspire us and can help to get those creative juices flowing when we’re looking for a push.

Now, we’ve looked at people with superpowers in previous videos. This time around, we’re going to show you 10 individuals who gained powers after enduring some sort of accident or other event.

We’ll start off with Franco Magnani who could suddenly remember the past with such stunning clarity that his artwork was a near-perfect representation of locations from Italy.

Derek Amato could suddenly play the piano and compose music after suffering a concussion – despite the fact he had never touched a keyboard in his life. While still in the womb, Kimberly Gordon was given a serious jolt when her mom was struck by lightning. Even after being born, the result of this incident is pretty obvious.

On his way home Nikolai Kryaglyachenko received a nasty shock from a live wire. Incredibly, as a result, metal objects can stick to his body.

When Rory Curtis awoke from a coma following a car crash, he could speak French fluently, along with one other bonus ‘power.’ After receiving a brutal beating outside a bar, Jason Padgett suddenly developed amazing abilities when it came to art and math. Edwin Robinson was blind and partially deaf – until lightning struck. After this he seemingly developed the ability to rejuvenate his eyes and ears to near-full working order.

Surgeon Tony Cicoria also suffered a lightning strike which led to an out of body experience – and, of course, a superpower. When he was hit in the head at a baseball game, Orlando Serrell didn’t think anything of it. Then he realized he was able to remember pretty much everything about every day in his past with crystal clarity.

Finally, when Adam Rainer was born with dwarfism people thought that was that. Then a small tumor changed everything in a big, big way! (YouTube Channel): 

“We’ve all watched super hero movies and likely wished we had some sort of super-human skill or power.  Well, it turns out there are a group of people who actually exist and do have very special skills bordering on super powers.  All over the world, warrior monks train to enable their bodies to do some incredible things, from strength and speed to near invincibility.  Someone needs to get the Avengers in touch with these guys!

Just be sure to give your best Kung Fu click to that subscribe button before witnessing some truly impressive skills.” (YouTube Channel):


“Let’s be honest, most people are just happy if they can do a few push-ups before they collapse into a heap on the floor.  Shaolin monks don’t do ‘regular’ push-ups but if they did, they would likely destroy everyone.  That’s because these guys are so strong and focused, they can perform push-ups using just two fingers.  If that doesn’t impress you, monk Shi Liliang can hold himself up with just one finger.  With all that ability and power in just a couple fingers, it’s scary to think what they can do with the rest of their body.” (YouTube Channel):


“Powerful super heroes need to be fearless.  They must be able to take on a range of challenges from scaling the highest mountains to enduring the coldest environments.  There are more than a few warrior monks who do this on a regular basis and then, there’s this guy.  This monk in Thailand stunned onlookers when he sat in a pot of boiling oil over an open flame.  While some say the oil started to boil, others felt it was all a bit of trickery, possibly using a specially insulated pot.  Regardless, we think sitting in a pot of oil over a raging fire still requires some pretty big cajones.” (YouTube Channel):


 “Combining incredible speed, balance and strength allows some monks to perform feats bordering on super human.  Time and time again, they have shown off their ability to ignore gravity and run along walls nearly effortlessly.  If that’s not impressive, some Shaolin monks have gone a step further and demonstrated their best mountain goat impression.  Running, posing and fighting on a side of a mountain?  It’s like something straight out of a high-budget movie — only very real.” (YouTube Channel):


“Okay, so no one can actually run on water, at least for more than a step or two.  Then there’s Shi Liliang.  When he’s not running on walls or doing one-finger push-ups, this Shaolin monk is outdoing everyone else on the water.  Using thin plywood boards linked together, he ran across a river using his incredible balance and speed.  Technically, it’s not really running on water.  Yet, considering that no one else could get a few feet before sinking right under, we think it’s amazing he made it 125 meters across.” (YouTube Channel):


“It’s one thing to have powers like super strength and speed but if you can’t use them for any length of time, then it’s pointless.  So how are monks able to endure so much?  It’s all thanks to training and especially meditation.  While physical training prepares the body, meditation prepares the body and mind to endure things most of us couldn’t take for more than a few minutes.  From sitting motionless on a mountainside to hanging from their neck or feet for hours to holding some of the most insane poses.  The monk can outlast pretty much anyone thanks to the power of their body and mind.” (YouTube Channel):


“Who needs a gun when you have a Shaolin monk?  With super strength and muscle control, a monk can do things most people write off as a hoax.  In this instance, this monk is able to transform his arm into a gun which can fire a needle through a pane of glass, leaving only a small hole.  A German TV crew discovered that it could be done if the needle was thrown perfectly straight and at a speed of around 150KM/H or 136 feet per second.  Wow!” (YouTube Channel):


“If you’ve seen the movie Deadpool, then you know when Deadpool punched Colossus in the crotch, nothing happened.  We’re thinking Shaolin monks are somehow related to this X-man.  You see, part of the training these monks go through involves some rather painful looking stuff.  Dragging around a log by your testicles is not something any of us could or would want to do.  Then there’s the training that involves having another monk punch and kick you in the crotch — all while you maintain your composure.  No, thank you!” (YouTube Channel):


 “When you’re too hot or cold, you likely adjust the temperature in your house or change your clothing to something more appropriate.  Tibetan monks avoid these modern extravagancies and simply change their body temperature using their minds thanks to amazing meditation techniques.  One Harvard study proved that monks could in fact raise their body temperature several degrees.  Not only that, they could control in which part of the body the temperature was changed.  Think of it like the human torch — only without the dangerous flames and chance of fire. (YouTube Channel):


“In addition to altering their temperature with their minds, some monks can actually adjust their metabolism and slow it down to incredibly low levels.  One group of Indian monks was reportedly able to slow their metabolism by over 60%.  Considering the average human’s metabolism slows to around 15% during sleep, that number is pretty incredible.  It means the monks can survive with less food and less oxygen than regular people require, combined with the ability to control their body temperature.  This all explains why monks can survive bitterly cold nights in the mountains with minimal supplies and clothing.” (YouTube Channel):


“Some of you no doubt can’t resist cheating a little when you play video games.  Well, sometimes it seems like monks are using a bit of a God-mode cheat themselves.  Their training and focus means they can take blows that would drop a normal person in seconds.  Yes, there is more than enough evidence showing monks taking repeated shots to the head or getting hit across the throat with a staff — all to no effect.  Combined with all the other ‘powers’ discussed in this video, we’d say there are definitely some monks out there who would qualify for at least an internship with the Avengers. (YouTube Channel):

Now, before you go off trying crazy Shaolin monk moves and breaking lamps, remember that you are a mere mortal.  If you’re really into special warriors, however, why not sit back and take in another video on ninjas or the military.  We’ve got a lot to choose from at TheRichest.  Just remember to subscribe.  Bye, bye.”

Watch The Video Below!

Train Hard, Fight Easy!

Train Hard, Fight Easy!