Comics vs. Reality. Superpowers, you want to have, but that you poimeyut
Well, who does not read the comics and watched cartoons and movies about Superman and the team. And, of course, you can bet on anything that somewhere deep inside every one of us dreamed myself to get some magical superpowers such as the ability to fly to the picturesque waving behind a cloak, split into an idiot-chief of the atoms with lasers from eyes or read minds, to finally at least once in their lives to understand why you three hundred and fifty first day offended your girl.
Well, while all of these chips and look amazing on the pages of comic books and in real life to be a superhero would, to say the least, uncomfortable. You want to know why? Now we'll tell you about it.
For sure, the world will not find a man who as a child would not have dreamed of the ability to fly without the aid of aircraft, gliders and other achievements of engineering thought. However, if you think about it, a magical ability to fly is not nearly as easy as it seems.
To begin with, that the newly formed volatile superhero, who has decided to be nice to hover at a low altitude, causing envy among ordinary passers-by would have to avoid all kinds of birds, insects and other obstacles (buildings, satellite dishes, and so on. D.). But the frightened pigeon in the face - it's flowers when compared with what you would expect, you dare you to climb a few kilometers above the ground. With every thousand meters of air temperature falls by 6.5 degrees Celsius. That is, at a height of about ten kilometers the temperature around you will be much lower than -40. Well, if the cold you can purely theoretically handle, here about flying without an oxygen mask will have to forget. At an altitude of 10 kilometers above the ground for a few seconds you died from hypoxia, if not promptly fasten its frozen shoulders oxygen tank.
By the way, even if you suddenly woke up Superman, never in my life do not try to fly faster than the speed of sound. Unless, of course, do not want to turn from a flying man in a flying torch due to strong friction with the molecules of the atmosphere.
The lasers from his eyes
That may sound better than the possibility of aiming to shoot laser beams from his eyes right? However, laser vision looks useful and attractive on paper. Think about how often in life you have to say to yourself, "Damn it, for sure, I would have been much easier to deal with it, if I could melt steel look." Laser vision - it is, for sure, great, but, unfortunately, completely useless in real life. Although wait a minute, one option you still remains. With such superhero abilities before you have to open the doors of any laboratory, which happily will save thousands of dollars on expensive equipment, hiring at the rate of one person a lifetime laser.
Each of us at least once in a lifetime dream to be able to read the thoughts of another person. But imagine, what would you be if you could "hear" what is going on in the mind of every person with whom you are dealing every day. Yes, of course, something for sure, you will find useful and interesting, but how do you plan to filter tons of totally unnecessary, stupid and not having any relation to your information? It is unlikely that you would like every morning, meeting in the elevator neighbor to recognize at which position she served on the eve of the conjugal duty, suddenly discover what opinion is actually about you half your welcoming and smiling peers and to be initiated into meditation random passers-by how many bottles of beer, packs of margarine, and toilet paper rolls them today need to buy in the store.
There is no doubt, from the perspective of everyday life, x-ray vision uniquely practical laser beams from the retina. For example, you can get a job in airport security or diagnosed at the fracture site and offset joints. But the dream of being able to see through the clothes will be far less rosy. Chances are that if you take it a habit to spy on their X-ray eyes for a pretty neighbor, in a mini-skirt, instead of tender and passionate love a couple of years, present to the object of his lust banal radiation sickness.