Wim "Iceman" Hof holds 20 world records for, basically, not freezing to death. Photos: Corbis; Imaginechina

Marked with an X: real-life X-Men

Who among us hasn't pondered which superpower they would have, given the choice? Marvel comics ignited our imaginations but real-life 'mutants' are already among us. Jake Wallis Simons reports

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Wim "Iceman" Hof holds 20 world records for, basically, not freezing to death. Photos: Corbis; Imaginechina
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