16. Wim Hof
If you thought taking a one-minute cold shower makes you a superhuman, take a look at the incredible Wim Hof.
The one and only Iceman trained his body to withstand bone-chilling experiences that would push even the toughest man into hypothermia. His impressive stunts include attempting to climb Mt. Everest and running a full marathon at -20˚C, both while wearing nothing but shorts.
Hof is a record holder when it comes to the longest time spent standing immersed in ice. He remained 1 hour and 52 minutes. You could host Wim Hof inside your freezer, and he would not complain about it.
Hof’s secret lies in the ability to force his body to produce enough heat. At a blink of an eye, the 58-year-old Dutch daredevil engages in conscious hyperventilation, triggering incredible adrenaline levels that help him withstand the frigid cold.
Do you want to know how it all started? A hot water shortage made 17-year-old Wim discover that his body owns a one-of-a-kind thermostat that can get him to endure cold water for prolonged periods of time.