|World known magician and endurance artist, David Blaine (35 years old), has just broken a world record for holding his breath for 17 minutes and 4.4 seconds.
His new attempt at this feat was taped at The Oprah Winfrey Show and was aired on April 30, 2008. After a preparation of breathing pure oxygen, he made his attempt and succeeded. Making him the new record holder at the Guinness World Records.
Imagine that?! I don't think I can hold my breath for even a minute much less two!
I heard about his past attempt and the consequences he had to face after that. Most likely this will have even bigger consequences on his health. I guess some people just love the adrenaline rush when attempting these things. Perhaps the drive to push one's body to the utmost limits and to test how far it could actually go must be very strong. Despite what others say that he is trying to get everybody's attention - again - I still say, "Props to you, David Blaine!"
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