By the time Wim reached his teenage years, he was already running barefoot through the snow, comfortably.. It was the beginning of a large series of confrontations with the cold, where every single time, limits were tested, stunning the outside world.
Wim Hof (born 1959) is able to perform exceptionally, almost unnatural, on what he is focused on. Due to our lifestyle today we are far removed from our natural bodily condition. We breathe much more shallow which means that our body is not optimally supplied with oxygen.. According to Wim, it’s not complicated at all: "What I am capable of, everybody can learn".
Peregrine Church is a Seattle-based creator who spends his time thinking of ways to make the world a more interesting place. He is the creator of Rainworks, street art that only appears when it's wet. He began decorating the streets of Seattle with his rainy-day art in May 2014.
In early 2015, a video featuring Rainworks went viral, netting over 15 million views between Youtube and Facebook. Since then, Peregrine and rainworks have received worldwide recognition and media coverage. Recently, Peregrine launched a Kickstarter campaign as an effort to distribute the spray used to make rainworks. The campaign ends on September 20th, and Peregrine is hoping to raise $50,000 to get his new endeavor off the ground.
Susan Greenfield is a research scientist, author and broadcaster based in Oxford. She has held research fellowships in the Department of Physiology Oxford, the College de France Paris, and NYU Medical Center New York. She has since been awarded 31 Honorary Degrees from British and foreign universities.
In 2000 she was elected to an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians. Further international recognition of her work has included the ‘Golden Plate Award’ (2003) from the Academy of Achievement, Washington, the L’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (2003), from the French Government, and the 2010 Australian Medical Research Society Medal. She has recently held a Visiting Professorship at the Medical School, University of Melbourne, Australia for the month of November 2014, and now 2015. She currently holds a Senior Research Fellowship at Oxford University, Lincoln College and is founder and CEO of a biotech company (www.neuro-bio.com) that is developing a novel anti-Alzheimer drug based on her research exploring novel brain mechanisms linked to neurodegeneration.
Steven Callahan is an American author, naval architect, inventor, and sailor noted for having survived for 76 days adrift on the Atlantic Ocean in a liferaft. Callahan recounted his ordeal in the best-selling book Adrift: 76 Days Lost At Sea (1986), which was on the New York Times best-seller list for more than 36 weeks.