The human body is created with a large supply of capabilities. It has been established that the human spine in extreme conditions can withstand a load of 10 tons.
The reserve of strength endowed by Nature is used by a person very rarely, once or twice in his entire life, and sometimes this reserve may turn out to be completely unclaimed. The margin of safety is a guarantee of our survival, biological protection, and is used only when it comes to life and death. Fear and a sense of self-preservation at the time of an extreme situation "allows" the human body to fully use this reserve, but most people resort to their emergency reserve quite rarely. But once having used all the stock of his capabilities, a person then for the rest of his life does not cease to wonder how he managed it.
In the face of mortal danger, when the threat to life is colossal, and death seems to be inevitable, the human body can work wonders. There are many examples of this.
An elderly man, when an angry bull chased him, literally jumped over a two-meter fence, although he was not an athlete in his youth.
A polar pilot was repairing his plane and suddenly saw a polar bear behind him, which gently pushed the pilot on the shoulder with his paw, as if inviting him to look around. In the next fraction of a second, the pilot was already standing on the wing of the aircraft, which was above the ground at a height of about two meters. Later, the pilot could not explain how he managed to do this.
A child turned out to be under the wheel of a car, and his mother, for the sake of saving her child, lifts the car, as if the car had no weight.
In St. Petersburg, a two-year-old child fell out of the 7th floor window, his mother barely managed to grab her child with one hand; with the other hand she held on to the brick of the cornice. Moreover, it was held not with the whole hand, but only with the index and middle fingers, but with a "death grip". When the woman was being filmed, her rescuers, with great effort, barely unclenched her fingers. Then for several more hours they calmed and persuaded the woman to let go of her child's hand.
There is a known case when in flight a bolt hit the pedal in the cockpit - the control jammed. To save his life and the car, the pilot pressed the pedal so hard that he cut off the bolt like a blade of grass.
The newspaper "Nedelya" published an interview with the pilot I.M. Chisov, whose plane was shot down by Messerschmitt in January 1942 over Vyazma. “… The plane began to fall with its belly up. I had to leave the car. Astroluk, through which you can get out, was below my head (and I myself - upside down). Well, and the height began to affect: the hoses leading to the oxygen apparatus were interrupted. And the latch of the hatch cover is jammed! If I had been told before that an astroluk can be knocked out with a blow of a fist, I would never have believed in life; but I opened it in this way (I still don’t understand how it was possible), ”I.M. Chisov.
A fire broke out in the house, and the old woman - "God's dandelion", saving her property acquired for her entire life, dragged a huge chest from the second floor of the burning house. After the fire, two young, healthy guys with difficulty brought this chest to its original place.
In 1997, two pretty drunken Belarusians climbed into an enclosure with bison in Belovezhskaya Pushcha; they wanted to stroke the bison. Either she did not like the smell of alcohol, or she was not tuned to the lyrical wave, she did not accept the tenderness of her fans. Literally after a few minutes of their acquaintance, one of them was sitting on the fence, and the second, less agile, was slightly horned. The hops passed instantly, one hope was on his feet. On the other side of the three-meter fence, he was in the blink of an eye. Since there were no witnesses to their record, super-speed running and jumping over an obstacle did not make it into the Guinness Book of Records.
In 1998, the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty told its readers about this incident that happened to a carpenter from the taiga village of Bazhenovka (Kemerovo region). The carpenter walked through the taiga and came across a sleeping bear. His fright was so great that he grabbed a log lying next to him and rushed with it as fast as he could to his dwelling about three kilometers. It was only in the courtyard of the house that the carpenter threw the log and caught his breath. Later, when he wanted to remove this log from the road, he could not even lift it. Until now, the carpenter cannot understand why he needed this log, because without it he could run much faster.
There was an accident on the winter road that resulted in human casualties. To save her injured 40-year-old son, a 70-year-old woman put him on her back and with such a burden walked 13 km through deep snow, never stopping or lowering her precious burden. When rescuers on a snowmobile made their way to the scene of the accident, guided by the woman's footsteps, they saw only the traces of one pair of legs along the way.
Human capabilities are manifested not only in stressful situations. But also as a result of prolonged training, for example, with athletes. Previously, athletes did not even imagine that they would conquer a height of 2 m 35 cm, that they can jump 8 m 90 cm in length, that they can raise a barbell of 500 kg in three movements: snatch, jerk, bench press. In August 1985, 23-year-old athlete from Kiev Rudolf Povarnitsyn overcame the bar of 240 cm in the high jump. And just a few days later, another athlete Igor Paklin conquered the height of 241 cm. The javelin throwers overcame the 95-meter mark. In June 2005, 22-year-old Jamaican runner Asafa Powell set a new world record in the 100m race - 9.77 seconds. Now athletes dream of jumping more than 241 cm in height, jumping in length for 9 m. To lift half a ton in two movements.
Having lived their lives, most mortals will never claim their capabilities, but each of us is pleased to realize that somewhere deep in you there are tremendous forces, that you have a colossal memory that can save your life at a moment of mortal danger.