Every Tuesday, science educator Bill Nye answers a scientific question. Previous episodes have covered topics including "If I fall into a black hole, where do I go?", "Are we actually aliens?" and the controversial "Does science have all the answers or should we do philosophy too".
With the spate of superhero movies in theatres recently, one of his viewers asked him a most pertinent question, "My name is Jordan and my question is 'Can I have superpowers?'''.
"First, don't jump off the roof. Then, when you think about the Justice League of America. Think about Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman. In there is Batman."
Yes, indeed, everyone's favourite caped crusader is not a superhero. He made it purely on smarts. And athletic training. And boatloads of cash. But that is a different matter.
"Take care of yourself. Do well in school. And practise physical athleticism. I recommend bicycling."
Here’s science fiction author Douglas Adams on how to learn to fly. “There is an art or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. Pick a nice day and try it.”
Here's how to be Batman. Disclaimer: "We can't get you to be exactly like Batman unless you happen to have rich parents who were murdered in a crime-ridden alley".
The total cost of being Batman? An estimated $682 million.
Here's an Indian YouTuber giving detailing instructions on how to be a superhero.