In 2013, a nine-year-old autistic girl from Sharjah, India was discovered to have an extraordinary ability to feel her mother’s emotions and read her mother’s thoughts without touch or any other physical medium. Nandana Unnikrishnan was revealed to the world in April 2013 and she could be the next name added to a worldwide registry of people with savant talents. Her parents began to notice her unusual reactions to her mother’s thoughts at an early age. When her mother felt or thought something, nine-year-old Nandana would react – without being told. Before long they began to realize that it was not just coincidence – Nandana was reading her mother’s mind.
Dashrath “Mountain Man” Manjhi – a man single-handedly moves a mountain in a labor of love for his lost wife
Dashrath Manjhi, a poor laborer from the Gahlour village near Gaya in Bihar, India, known also as “Mountain Man”, lost his wife, Phaguni Devi, who was unable to be taken to the nearest health care center on time for immediate treatment as the nearest road to the city was 70km long (43 miles) long. Vowing to solve the problem himself, Dashrath set out on a labor of love, and swore to move mountains in order to ensure nobody else would experience trouble obtaining medical treatment from the nearest town. So Dashrath sold his goats and purchased a chisel, rope, and a hammer and set out on the near impossible task of cutting through a 300-foot high mountain in order to create a 1 kilometer passage for travelers.
The famed Indian rope trick – a myth, a product of mass hypnosis, or was it really magic? The trick, involving a coil of rope extended skyward, has yet to be duplicated by modern day magicians despite centuries of exhaustive study by scholars and expert magicians.