KENYA-SUPERHUMAN : News Photo

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A picture taken on February 28, 2013 shows Conrad Njeru Karukenya, 67, aka 'Tiger-power' preparing for a presentation to pupils of the Tenri primary school in Kenya's central highlands county of Embu, which is also his place of birth. This living, breathing speed bump is a local legend and has a stomach that is strong enough to withstand a Land Rover running right over him, according to Discovery channel's Quest tv, hosted in the United Kingdom, which in May of last year hosted what has popularly been dubbed a 'superhuman showdown' that featured seemingly regular human beings with incredible abilities in a contest for the title of ultimate Superhuman. Divided into five unifying traits: speed, strength, endurance, brain power and skill five contestants push themselves to the limit in each episode, with Conrad placed second in the strength category, and among five finalists by internationally-acclaimed scientists Dr Heather Berlin, Dr Rahul Jandial and Professor Greg Whyte who will further select the two most impressive individuals to go head to head in the gruelling final showdown. From humble beginnings, the spiritual family man who loves eating organic food and whole grains and has never smoked or indulged in alchohol his entire life says,' I started doing these things as a joke while in school in 1963'. AFP PHOTO /Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on February 28, 2013 shows Conrad Njeru Karukenya, 67, aka 'Tiger-power' preparing for a presentation to pupils of the Tenri primary school in Kenya's central highlands county of Embu, which is also his place of birth. This living, breathing speed bump is a local legend and has a stomach that is strong enough to withstand a Land Rover running right over him, according to Discovery channel's Quest tv, hosted in the United Kingdom, which in May of last year hosted what has popularly been dubbed a 'superhuman showdown' that featured seemingly regular human beings with incredible abilities in a contest for the title of ultimate Superhuman. Divided into five unifying traits: speed, strength, endurance, brain power and skill five contestants push themselves to the limit in each episode, with Conrad placed second in the strength category, and among five finalists by internationally-acclaimed scientists Dr Heather Berlin, Dr Rahul Jandial and Professor Greg Whyte who will further select the two most impressive individuals to go head to head in the gruelling final showdown. From humble beginnings, the spiritual family man who loves eating organic food and whole grains and has never smoked or indulged in alchohol his entire life says,' I started doing these things as a joke while in school in 1963'. AFP PHOTO /Tony KARUMBA (Photo credit should read TONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images)
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