You Have More Senses Than The Standard Five

Taste, touch, smell, sight, and sound are your five senses. But scientists are convinced it doesn't stop there. (No, "The Sixth Sense" is not what we're getting at.) For example, you can use your sense of touch to feel the hardness of a frying pan. But you might use another sense to know that the pan is super hot. This is called thermoception, and scientists believe it's an additional sense that not many people consider. Learn about this sense (and two more) in the video below.

3 Senses You Didn't Know You Had

Ever heard of proprioception?

Superpowers You Didn't Know You Had

Extreme situations can bring out extreme traits.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. In extreme situations, people can summon the strength to lift a car. 00:12

  2. Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve razorblades. 01:16

  3. Humans are one of the only species who can consistently engage in hunting due to our ability to run fast and for long periods of time. 01:47

5 Powers You Didn't Know You Had

Is it true you could lift a car in a dire situation?

Written by Curiosity Staff September 28, 2016

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