2/28/2013


If you could only have one superpower, would you rather be able to fly or have super strength?

Above Image: Avengers (2012)  Hulk (Mark Rufalo), Superman Returns (2006) Superman (Brandon Routh)

This week's poll asks which superpower would you rather have? If you've ever seen Superman or Hulk or the Avengers maybe the thought crossed your mind: "I'd love to have that power." Well here's your chance to pick from two of the most popular ones.

But, first we have to set some ground rules. This is the only power you have, so it limits what you can do.

Flight
You can't breathe without oxygen, so you can't fly higher than 8,000 feet (2500 meters). No flying to the moon and back. You can't fly faster than 300 mph either. But there's a bunch you can do with this power. You can't fly around the world in five seconds, but you can fly taller than most buildings. The tallest man-made structure is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at 2,722 ft (829.8 m). So you can look down on the city.

Strength
You have super strong muscles, but normal skin, tendons and bones. Have you ever seen "The World's Strongest Man" competitions? I love that show! It shows even normal people can do incredible feats of strength. So, let's say you can do what they do, times two. The most they lift is 1,100 lb (500 kg) straight off the ground. You can lift a car at 4,000 pounds, but you can't hold it over your head and walk around with it because your bones couldn't stand the strain. You can't punch through a brick wall because it would turn your hands into hamburger.

There you have it. Which would you choose? Personally, I vote for strength because I get nervous at tall heights. Vote using the poll below or in the comments.


Ask your friends to answer this question too. The answer may surprise you.

Would you rather have flight or super strength?

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6 comments:

Pat Dilloway said...

In the Scarlet Knight series the reason she can't fly is that Merlin tells her she'd be too dangerous to everyone around her and probably go around crashing into airliners by accident and stuff. I mean if we were meant to fly around we'd have wings, right?

Jessica Stank said...

I would go with "other." As a girl, I don't really think super strength would be very feminine. That's for boys.


I would choose teleportation. It has some of the pros of being able to fly, but without the danger Pat described. Yup, teleportation is the best super power to have. IMO.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I'd select flying, however I'd take invisibility over that.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Flight all the way! I grew up flying in my dad's two-seater ercoupe and it was awesome! The crazy thing is I'm nervous about heights like tall buildings, but if I could jump off those buildings and fly - problem solved.

Tony Laplume said...

Flight, easily. I've fantasized about it for years. And I'll go ahead and plug someone else's comic book about it: Skipper Martin's Bizarre New World, if you want to have a look at that.

MedeiaSharif said...

I'd rather fly. I could travel to so many places, even though I can't go too high.

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