How did David Blaine break the world record for holding his breath?

Magician David Blaine’s lecture from TEDMED 2009, describing what it took for him to hold his breath for 17 minutes.

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  • Paul Weiss

    So, does the notion that he broke the record under suboptimal conditions beget the question of what he would have done under optimal conditions, or does it give us pause to rethink what optimal conditions are?

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