In one of the episodes of Stan Lee's Superhumans (the excerpt in question can be viewed here) a Shaolin monk named Hu Qiong claims that by training his body and "transfering Chi to the right part of the body" he can make his body so tough that it is like "wearing steel armour". He then demonstrates a few feats including one where he pushes an electric drill against his stomach, throat and skull.
The feat has been witnessed by a "bio-mechanical engineer", Dan Voss, who says he has performed a test that confirmed that the monk has indeed been pushing the drill against his skull.
Is the monk using "chi energy", as he claims, to make himself "unbreakable" and withstand an electric drill?
What kind of answers I expect
These are, in my opinion, the possible answers that can be given:
- The "bio-mechanical engineer" has used an invalid method to "confirm" that the monk had indeed been pushing the drill against his body. (Why?)
- The method used by the engineer was correct, but the monk has fooled him into thinking that he was pushing the drill. (How?)
- The monk was indeed pushing the drill against his body but has used a method that wasn't based on "chi energy" to withstand the drills power. (What method?)
- The monk has indeed used an interpretation of the "chi energy" concept in order to protect himself from the drill. (How does this work?)
- We were fooled to believe that the drill would cause severe harm to the monk in the first place. (Why?)