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Chris Hemsworth Volunteers To Be A 'Human Guinea Pig' For Nat Geo Show

And we will definitely be watching... For science.

Chris Hemsworth has volunteered as a “human guinea pig” for a new Nat Geo health docuseries called Limitless.

The show will see Hemsworth undergo a variety of challenges to show how humans can live longer by discovering how to live a healthier and smarter life.

The Thor star will travel around the world and put himself through six physical and mental challenges with each technique tackling how to extend human life. This will include things like regenerating damage, shocking the body and supercharging memory according to Entertainment Weekly.

Hemsworth explained via video at the TCA press tour, “Basically, I was somehow convinced to volunteer myself as a human guinea pig and endure a series of mental and physical challenges across the globe, all for the sake of science.”

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“We’re hoping to shed some light on new ideas and emerging science with the focus on extending a healthy life span. Production starts soon, so wish me luck.”

According to the Daily Mail, a statement for the show reads, “Hemsworth will meet leading longevity scientists who believe that the key to staying young lies in rooting out and reversing the ravages of time before they take hold, and learn secrets from superhumans who demonstrate the mind-blowing extent of human potential.”

“In Limitless, Hemsworth will come face-to-face with his own mortality, testing ways to extend his healthy life in challenges that will stretch his physical and mental abilities.”

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The show will be produced by Darren Aronofsky and Jane Root, who previously worked on another Nat Geo series, One Strange Rock.

Aronofsky said in his statement, “Limitless has the potential to improve people’s lives in simple, impactful ways, and we love Chris’ enthusiasm to be our tour guide.”

“I look forward to reteaming with Nat Geo, Jane, and our friends from One Strange Rock on this next adventure.”

I don’t know about you, but I’m very much looking forward to our newest piece of Chris Hemsworth content.

Leonardo DiCaprio Saves Man Who Fell Overboard A Cruise Ship Without The Help Of A Door

He never let go...

Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio has proven he’s basically Jack Dawson IRL after he saved a man who fell overboard a cruise ship in the Caribbean recently.

The Sun reports Leo and his girlfriend Camila Marrone were with a bunch of friends on a boat near St Barts on December 30 when they were alerted that a drunk crew member had fallen overboard.

DiCaprio’s boat was the only one in the area that responded to the call out to help find the man. And guess what? He never let go… er, of hope and finally found the man, who had been treading water for 11 hours.

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A source told the publication, “Leonardo played a blinding role in his own real-life Hollywood movie. He saved the life of a man overboard who incredibly had survived by treading water for 11 hours. Leonardo’s boat was the only vessel looking for him.

“The captain put the man’s chances of survival at one in a billion — like winning the lottery twice.”

He added, “The ‘man overboard’ was minutes from drowning when he was found. He had been treading water and still managed to flail his hands as Leonardo came near. It was not long before daylight disappeared, and there was a giant rainstorm closing in. The man was doomed.”

Unsurprisingly, the man thought “he was dreaming” after realising his rescuer was one of the world’s most famous faces.

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When Leo and his crew found him, they gave him food and drink and alerted the coastguard who gave him medical attention.

Apparently, DiCaprio didn’t want the press to find out about it, but the source leaked the story anyway and now we all know. Oops.

And just when we thought the actor couldn’t get any more heroic, THR reports DiCaprio’s environmental organisation Earth Alliance will be donating $3 million to Aussie Ark, Bush Heritage and Wires Wildlife Rescue after seeing the devastating caused by fires across Australia.

Find out more info on how you can help Australia’s bushfire crisis here.

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