There’s a channel on YouTube called VSuace3 which is obviously based off the original hit-channel VSuace. These channels look to answer some of the most fascinating questions in the world. The question VSuace3 has asked most recently is to find out whether you are actually a mutant like you’d find in the X-Men universe.
Obviously, they don’t mean in a way that gives you some really cool powers or makes you look funny. Instead, the video discusses something far deeper. The host, called Jake actually has cancer and instead of worrying about it, he’s looking to show you an example of science but discussing it freely.
He suggests how cancer is a mutation of a cell and how if you process ultraviolet rays, gamma rays and such onto your DNA is can cause your DNA to die.
He then goes on to talk about people who have extreme diseases that allow them to have almost superhuman-like abilities. The first example of this is of a man who’s bones were so dense, they were almost unbreakable in an average life.
Next, he discusses Michael Lotito who had a disease that made him want to eat things that humans wouldn’t usually find tasteful and also because he had a stomach lining twice as thick as the average humans. Therefore, he could bite through bikes, shopping cars and even the wings of planes!
This video goes on to discuss how these people who may not feel pain, or may have incredible height of incredibly elastic skin, unfortunately, all suffer health problems we may not actually suffer from. For example, if someone can’t feel pain, how would they know if they’ve broken a leg or if they’ve got kidney stones or other internal problems? If you’ve got incredible height, your organs often struggle to supply the right amount of everything to keep you going.
With every superhuman-like ability, there are real life problems that we never consider. Obviously, we don’t want this to dampen your hopes or even ruin your movie-going experience when you see X-Men later this year, we just hope you realise that having a superpower and living with a superpower are two very different things.