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It's no secret that martial artists are basically as superhuman as you can get without a radioactive spider crawling down your shirt. Of all the incredible feats they can do, punching through solid objects like wood, concrete and even rocks is one of the most impressive.

But how do they do it? The answer, as it is with everything awesome, is science.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

Spending your days meditating half naked in ice is the sort of thing you'd expect to see in the pages of a Marvel comic, or a cutaway in a superhero film. But it's nothing out of the ordinary for Wim Hof, a 57-year-old Dutchman better known for being a real life Iceman.

We've seen a lot of awesome superheroes on our screens over the past few years. They have unbelievable, superhuman powers that we would never expect to see in the real world.

But there are some people out there who possess powers and skills that can't really be explained. Over the next few weeks we're going to introduce you to some of them. And our first is Raj Mohan Nair, a man supposedly immune to electricity.