May 11, 2012 9:44
Waking person for 11 days, or delay their breath for 20 minutes seem to us supernatural records. But it's only the capacity of the human body. And what are those limits? What a body?
Breathing, water, food, sleep — essential factors for sustaining human life. In nature there are organisms that can survive without these necessary things for a long time, but the man's life, according to science, is not possible without these four main factors. But there are a number of examples where people for some time without them.
Just how long it can survive without any one of the above sources of life?
Bigu: life without food
Many people to improve health or religious strictures resort to starvation. But fasting does not last long, usually from a few days to a few weeks, and then again to resume eating. Those who practice fasting, they say that it really helps to improve the health and adds energy.
Some people arrange fasting as a sign of a political protest, attracting so attention to an issue. But after a month without food in the human body begins depletion, and after 2 months (or more) in death. Life without water can lead to death, even in a shorter time.
Found ancient records, which states that a person can survive without food and water for longer than we imagine. According to the ancient Chinese system of perfection, the monk would be alone to meditate in a cave remote from civilization, before it got up the problem of food. Being in isolation from civilization, he did not have the means to support themselves on their way to enlightenment. According to oral tradition, to solve the problem of delivering the food, the monks have resorted to the practice of Bigu (meaning "without seed"). Ancient records state that the monk mysteriously eliminated its biological need for water and food, and thus able to continue this practice for decades (nine or more years) — and this, according to knowledge of modern biology, is not feasible.
Are there any real evidence that the human body is capable of overcoming the need for food?
Since 1926 (this case scholars deny) Teresa Neumann lived without food 35 years until his death.
In 2005, scientists reported that young Nepalese Buddhist Ram Bahadur Bomzhone, is in a state of meditation without food and water, sitting in the shade of a big tree, for more than 8 months.
And what about the dream man? Can someone do without reducing "waking interrupt" that every day so important to each of us?
Some animals (ostriches, fish) to protect themselves from predators, able to sleep only one hemisphere of the brain, and the second at the time awake. Then they switch and give the rest the second hemisphere.
Man, however, has no such ability. Typically, days without sleep slows reaction and increase stress, and for two days or more increase these effects. I would like to know, and what is the "official" limit of sleep deprivation?
In the past century, many have tried to survive without sleep for several days. In 1963, the 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for 11 days, but had suffered hallucinations and short term memory loss.
But the 66-year-old Vietnamese farmer Ngoc Tai after the experienced fever can not sleep at all. And no amount of money can not stop his sleepless existence.
Anomaly? Or hidden reserve of the human body?
Every breath that we make
Some organisms feel good without oxygen, however, people do not do.
Many have tried to hold his breath under water, but after a couple of minutes in the air need wins, and we have to emerge to get the precious oxygen.
Magician David Blaine lasted 17 minutes without oxygen, and thereby broke the world record for holding breath. But if he could reach the human limit?
There are records that Indian yogis were immersed in water or buried in the ground in a few days.
All of the above facts, of course, difficult to understand, but at the same time, they acknowledge that the capabilities of the human body is large and still poorly understood.